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Master of Fine Arts

This two-year graduate program is designed to instruct gifted and hardworking prospective Directors of Photography in a hands-on, professional environment, the New York Film Academy MFA in Cinematography provides a unique setting for the development of both the creative vision and technical mastery necessary for a career as a Cinematographer.

Students will follow a rigorous program of classroom study, self-directed projects, instructor-led Production Workshops, and school-facilitated collaboration with New York Film Academy students across different disciplines. Upon graduation, students will have a working knowledge of the full range of film and digital formats and a wide range of camera systems (16mm, 35mm, HD, and RED) used by professional cinematographers today and be able to confidently supervise the creation of sophisticated lighting schemes. Most importantly, they will be able to effectively harness the visual tools of cinema to tell meaningful stories.

Los Angeles
September 2017 - May 2019
January 2018 - September 2019
September 2018 - May 2020
Tuition Semesters 1-3: $19,646 (USD)
Equipment Fee Semesters 1-3: $2,068
Tuition Semesters 4 & 5: $13,097 (USD)
Equipment Fee Semesters 4 & 5: $1,065

*Students will also incur additional expenses on their own productions. This varies depending on how much film they shoot and scale of the projects.

Number of Semesters: 5