Master of Fine ArtsThe Film/Video MFA program redefines what it means to be an artist working with the moving image.
The environment is highly personalized and intense, developing an informed perspective on film/video that is individual, political, conceptual, abstract, visceral, and visionary, combined with advanced skills in video and film production practices to make the vision real.
The program's vibrant artistic community is enriched by the weekly screenings of The MassArt Film Society, programmed by Saul Levine, drawing upon a wide range of films and videos, often followed by a live discussion with the artist. The program houses outstanding facilities and resources, including advanced high definition digital film and video production equipment, non-linear and 16 mm film editing, screening rooms, digital sound studios, optical printing, and animation facilities, digital editing labs, sound mixing rooms, black box video studio, film shooting studio, chroma key studio, video installation studio, film editing rooms, and film/video screening rooms.
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is a two-semester program for students with a BA or BS who wish to develop their portfolio in preparation for admission to an MFA Program. The program may also be of interest to individuals with a BFA who wish to pursue work in a medium different from their undergraduate major; or international students requiring a year of intensive studio work typical of the US educational system before beginning an MFA program. Working with the Graduate Program Coordinator, students choose studio electives from within the department and other media and disciplines as appropriate, as well as independent study projects and History of Art/Critical Studies electives. Although students are encouraged to apply, completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program does not guarantee admission to MassArt's MFA program.