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Develop your skills

Our Master of Fine Arts in filmmaking provides you with the skills necessary to attain professional status in the independent media, industrial media, entertainment industry or academic communities.

Course work emphasizes practical skills in all areas of filmmaking. Specialized areas of filmmaking may be chosen in consultation with the graduate film program advisor, who will recommend specific courses. Specialized areas include:

  • cinematography
  • screenwriting
  • production design
  • and audio.

Find your voice

The graduate program also encourages work that is aesthetically challenging and seeks to develop filmmakers who express a personal voice through their work. You'll have the opportunity to create numerous short films and an in-depth thesis film project.

Thesis film project

The thesis applies what you've learned and done in filmmaking through an in-depth film project, including a detailed preproduction and production book and a distribution plan. The filmmaking graduate program advisor will review your project throughout the preproduction, production and postproduction processes. Thesis films are publicly screened.


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Physical Address:
Art Building
Room 101

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13001, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962