MFA in Cinematography

New York Film Academy
United States
Master's Degree
Study mode
2 years
January May September
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a post-secondary institution recognized by the United States Department of Education or a college or university outside of the U.S. that is recognized as a degree-granting institution by their respective governments. 

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or higher (213 for computer-based test or 79 for internet-based test); IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent.
  • A report from a valid English Language School verifying completion of course level equivalent to a 550 Paper-based TOEFL Score.
  • In the case that the documentation is not available, a New York Film Academy representative will use a phone or in-person interview as an opportunity to determine whether or not the applicant has the necessary English language proficiency.


Semester One

  • Form & Function I
  • History of Cinematography I
  • Introduction to Motion Picture Camera Technique
  • Fundamentals of Lighting
  • Cinematography Practicum I
  • Post-Production for Cinematographers I
  • Directing for Cinematographers

Semester Two

  • Form & Function II
  • History of Cinematography II
  • 35mm Cinematography
  • Advanced Lighting
  • Cinematography Practicum II
  • Post-Production for Cinematographers II
  • Stage Lighting Workshop
  • Steadicam & Camera Assistant Workshop
  • Advanced Motion Picture Camera Technique

Semester Three

  • Form & Function III
  • Documentary & Episodic Production
  • Master's Camera Technique
    • Alexa Workshop
    • Crane & Jib Workshop
    • Underwater Workshop
  • Master's Lighting
  • Cinematography Practicum III
  • Cinema Studies

Semester Four

  • Thesis Development
  • Advanced Grip Workshop
  • Cinematography for Digital Effects
  • Production Design
  • Cinematography Practicum IV

Semester Five

  • Thesis Production
  • History of Cinematography III
  • Navigating the Industry
  • Optics of Lenses & Cameras

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