Master's in Film Studies in North America

Best Masters Programs in Film Studies in North America 2018

Film Studies

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Film is subject to academic study in a variety of different areas, including film history, criticism, and production. Students often analyze the social, political, aesthetic, and narrative features of a particular work, as well as the general theories that underlie filmmaking as a whole.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Master in Television, Radio & Film

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus July 2018 USA Syracuse

Our graduate television, radio, and film program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs are produced. You'll learn how to tell stories with visuals and audio. You'll study systems of production, distribution, and exhibition. [+]

Our graduate television, radio, and film program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs are produced. You'll learn how to tell stories with visuals and audio. You'll study systems of production, distribution, and exhibition. And you will work with our experienced faculty to build your own program based on your interests and goals.

You'll also learn from successful and famous guest speakers who visit campus or join classes via Skype. Our connections in Los Angeles, New York and in other global entertainment hubs can provide you with professional advice and insider tips on how to create for television, radio, film and the web.... [-]


Master in Film Editing

American Film Institute
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Los Angeles

The Editing program is designed around the aesthetic, technical, and collaborative aspects of post-production with the primary focus on storytelling. Fellows develop the skills to be editors, assistant editors and post-production producers while collaborating with other team members. [+]

The Editing program is designed around the aesthetic, technical, and collaborative aspects of post-production with the primary focus on storytelling. Fellows develop the skills to be editors, assistant editors and post-production producers while collaborating with other team members.

The Sony Digital Arts Center is an Avid based state-of-the-art post-production facility.

First year editors work on six narrative digital projects — with instruction including not only picture and visual effects editing but also the aesthetics of sound design — as they create and mix sound with Pro Tools audio workstations.

Second year editing Fellows collaborate on two film or high-definition digital projects, taking them through a complete post-production process, replicating a studio or independent production and developing professional relationships with outside vendors.... [-]


Master in Producing

American Film Institute
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Los Angeles

Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority. [+]

Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority.

First year Fellows produce three narrative projects in collaboration with Fellows from other disciplines. They participate with their teams in both creative and production meetings, during which their individual projects are discussed and developed. Producing Fellows also attend weekly workshops and seminars where they learn about the producer's role and responsibilities in the filmmaking process.

In the second year, producers team with Fellows in other disciplines to create a short narrative thesis production. Additionally, they are required to develop a feature film or television project as an integral component of their individual thesis portfolio. Producing Fellows also engage in a series of workshops and seminars on all aspects of creative entrepreneurial producing.... [-]


Master in Sound Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

Pursue your passion for sound design at the first and only university to confer B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in the field. You will be immersed in a curriculum that models the workflow of professional media production, taking your work to the next level even before you graduate. [+]

The sound of success

Pursue your passion for sound design at the first and only university to confer B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in the field. You will be immersed in a curriculum that models the workflow of professional media production, taking your work to the next level even before you graduate. At SCAD, you'll also benefit from collaboration with peers in other film and digital media departments, working together to develop films, animation and video games.

M.A. in sound design

Available at: - Savannah

CINE 703 Research Methodology in Cinema Studies SNDS 705 Production Mixing SNDS 729 Theory and Practice in Sound Design SNDS 730 Scoring to Picture SNDS 734 ADR and Foley Mixing SNDS 737 Game Audio Design* SNDS 743 Postproduction Methodologies* SNDS 749 Sound Design M.A. Final Project ... [-]

Master in Production Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

At SCAD, our production design program is bursting at the seams with opportunity. Through a department committed to a comprehensive approach, our students have opportunities many production designers only dream of, regularly contributing to projects with big names and industry powerhouses. [+]

Set the stage for success with production design

At SCAD, our production design program is bursting at the seams with opportunity. Through a department committed to a comprehensive approach, our students have opportunities many production designers only dream of, regularly contributing to projects with big names and industry powerhouses. Our production design alumni are employed around the world at 20th Century Fox, Discovery Communications, Food Network, HBO, HGTV, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, New American Shakespeare Tavern, Nickelodeon and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Follow their lead.

M.A. in production design

Available at: - Savannah

ARTH 701 Contemporary Art CLC 580 Collaboration* PROD 720 Production Design Theory and Practice PROD 726 Production Design Studio I: Conceptualization PROD 730 Script Analysis and Conceptualization PROD 745 Decorative Arts: Context in Storytelling PROD 749 Production Design M.A. Final Project PROD 756 Evolution of Production Design ... [-]

Master in Film and Television

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

As a student of film and television at SCAD, you'll acquire diverse technical skills, center yourself as a solid creative and step seamlessly into your professional film career. Our students benefit from an immersive experience in the full spectrum of production roles and responsibilities, focusing on advanced study and practice in both the technical and conceptual aspects of filmmaking. [+]

Film, television and the art of entertainment

As a student of film and television at SCAD, you'll acquire diverse technical skills, center yourself as a solid creative and step seamlessly into your professional film career. Our students benefit from an immersive experience in the full spectrum of production roles and responsibilities, focusing on advanced study and practice in both the technical and conceptual aspects of filmmaking. Become a visual storyteller, a multimedia artist and a creative communicator who is fully prepared to step into the professional studio — even before you graduate.

M.A. in film and television

Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah

FILM 501 Technical Elements of Film Production* FILM 502 Conceptual Elements of Film Production* FILM 503 Practical Elements of Film Production* CINE 705 Cinema in Context: From the Fairground to the French New Wave FILM 710 Film and Digital Media Production Technology FILM 717 Postproduction FILM 747 Graduate Seminar in Film and Television FILM 748 Film and Television M.A. Final Project SNDS 701 Sound Design for Film and Video ... [-]