Graduate Admissions

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing MFA

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

50 Credit Hours

Creative Producing, MFA

Columbia College Chicago’s Creative Producing, MFA is a two-year program designed for aspiring creative professionals with industry experience whose interest is in producing meaningful, commercially viable, internationally appealing screen entertainment in traditional and new media formats. The curriculum focuses on story development, scriptwriting, line-production, business, marketing, and legal strategies.

focuses on story development, scriptwriting, line-production, business, marketing, and legal strategies

Community and Resources

Creative Producing, MFA students are offered the chance to collaborate with other graduate students on film projects.  Alongside screenwriters and directors, Creative Producing students take part in the project development phase and lead a team through scheduling, budgeting, hiring, and casting.  This highly selective graduate program provides the best of both worlds, offering the individual focus and attention of a small program, with the benefits of a larger one, as it has access to those resources afforded by the large undergraduate Cinema Art + Science community at Columbia College Chicago.  These resources include the highly impressive Media Production Center, a 35,000 square foot facility that includes two sound stages, a motion-capture studio, production shop, and animation lab.

offering the individual focus and attention of a small program, with the benefits of a larger one

Semester in L.A.

In order to help foster a more seamless transition into the field, the Creative Producing, MFA program culminates in an eight-week long immersion program on the historic Raleigh Studios Hollywood lot in Los Angeles.  Students gain real-life experience while working on a complete creative and logistical plan for a market-ready feature-length film. Graduates also leave the program with a producer credit on at least one festival-bound short film.

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