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Master of Fine Arts

Film Production

About This Program

Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for filmmakers, but the elements of a compelling film remain the same.

In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences.

Named One of “25 Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada of 2023” — MovieMaker Magazine, 2023

Upcoming Start Dates
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 1
  • August 5

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Program at a Glance




Master of Fine Arts Degree


Interested in earning a degree related to Film Production? Here are some degree programs offered by Full Sail University related to this master's program:

  • I’m interested in all aspects of filmmaking, from the creative and technical elements to the business side.
  • I thrive on the challenge of finding ways to be more creative as an artist.
  • I want to work hard and make my mark on the film industry.
  • Getting mentorship from experienced faculty members is important to me.
  • I enjoy collaborating with other filmmakers and building a family of creatives who lift each other up.

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Filmmaking Concepts & Practices - In this course, students will explore the theory and practice of film production. Students will learn how to apply filmmaking concepts and theory to the practice of film production in terms of production design, cinematography, and film aesthetics.

Directing Talent - Students will investigate the unique roles and responsibilities of the film director. The course curriculum will examine the scope of a director's creative and operational tasks from pre-production, to the set, and through post-production.

Visual Storytelling Techniques & Technology - Students will explore a variety of interdisciplinary topics that inform the selection and use of filmmaking methods from fields such as physics, neuroscience, psychology, and the humanities.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Pricing and package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Pricing and package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components
  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • 3-yr Applecare Extended Warranty
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Download)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Apple USB-C to SD Card Adapter
  • Apple USB-C to USB Adapter
  • iLok USB Dongle
  • SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDHC UHS-I Flash Card
  • Sony Alpha a6400 Camera
Other Software Taught in this Program
  • Chop Shop FX (Download)
  • Final Draft (Download)
  • Logic Pro (Download)
  • Media Composer (Download)
  • Movie Magic Budgeting (Download)
  • Movie Magic Scheduling (Download)
  • Pro Tools - Ultimate (Download)

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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