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Application Process for the Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Graduate Program in Motion Pictures in the Cinema and Interactive Media Department at the University of Miami.









The Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program in Motion Pictures at the Cinema and Interactive Media Department at the University of Miami is committed to training moving image artists at the highest professional levels, offering a three-year MFA degree with flexible specialization in Producing, Directing, Screenwriting, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Documentary, and Interactive Media creation. The MFA program in Motion Pictures emphasizes critical understanding of moving image practice in diverse social and cultural contexts for the creation of work that is relevant and impactful. The mission of the Motion Picture Program is to nurture individual creative voices and independent thinking through the creative collaborative motion picture process for careers in both screen arts and the moving image profession.  This also is the preferred degree for those who wish to teach at the university level.


The MFA program provides distinctive opportunities for production experiences abroad in Guatemala, Greece and Prague, multi-specialization, professional networking opportunities, national festival exposure, LA field experience and ability to create feature film work.


The School of Communication provides tuition waivers and stipends for qualified graduate students in the form of fellowships, graduate assistantships, and federal work-study. Teaching Assistants teach independently or with faculty for as much as two years of their time at the University of Miami. Facilities of the program include 24-hour access to post-production facilities, a sound stage and a comprehensive equipment checkout system.


The University of Miami Motion Picture Faculty is comprised of nationally recognized artists, scholars and professionals - active at the highest levels of academic, professional and creative production.



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For more information on the MFA Motion Picture Program in the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media at the University of Miami, please contact Ed Talavera, or contact the Graduate Studies Office at


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