Master of Arts in Film and Media Production
USD 1,922 / per credit
Earliest start date
Be a Compelling Visual Storyteller
The AU University School of Communication MA in Film and Media Production will give you a professional skill set in the film, video, and digital media for a successful career in the media industry. During your first year, you will receive a formal overview of media production so that you can focus your second year on refining your skill base.
The flexibility of the program allows you to explore a broad range of aspects of video and filmmaking or to develop an area of expertise. Experiential learning opportunities such as the L.A. Intensive, internships with national media companies, and a semester intensive in Prague are just a few of the many options you'll have to develop skills outside the classroom. AU's Center for Media & Social Impact and Center for Environmental Filmmaking offers special courses, seminars, and screenings that will enrich your experience here.
The School of Communication reviews graduates applications on an ongoing basis until programs reach capacity.
Our Film and Media Production master's degree is offered both full-time and part-time. Students are generally expected to complete the 36-credit-hour program within 24 months. First-year students are required to attend our Film & Media Arts Boot Camp in late July — early August before their first semester. Boot Camp teaches you the essential building blocks for production. Focusing on a digital skill set, you will work on practical exercises to get up to speed with equipment and learn about the expectations of the programs in SOC.
Scholarships and Funding
The School of Communication offers graduate students both merit-based and need-based financial aid. Merit awards are administered by the SOC Graduate Admissions Office, while need-based awards are administered by the American University Office of Financial Aid. A number of prestigious fellowships and scholarships are also available for students in the Film and Media Arts program. Additional financial support is available for U.S. service military veterans.