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Film Production

Degrees Offered: M.F.A.



T. Scholte.

Associate Professors

S. McGowan., S. Walsh.

Assistant Professors

A. Bourges, W. Brown, I.Drljaca.

MFA in Film Production

The Film Program in the Department of Theatre and Film offers the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in Film Production.

The Program is a two-year course of resident study.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the general requirements set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Applicants to the program require, as a prerequisite, an undergraduate degree in film production or the equivalent in experience and a portfolio of completed films as primary creator (director, writer or producer).

For specific application requirements and deadlines, please see the Film Program.

Program Requirements

A total of 36 credits:

  • 12 credits from: 533 (6) Advanced Problems in Directing
  • and FIPR 534 (6) Advanced Producing for Film and Television.
  • Thesis (12/18 credits):
    • The 12-credit thesis requirement can normally be met with the completion of a professionally finished film 20 minutes long (shorter works to be considered on a case-by-case basis) and full written documentation and evaluation of the process.
    • Productions longer than 40 minutes may be eligible for 18 credits on a case-by-case basis
  • 6-12 credits of electives, which may include:
    • FIPR 535 (6) Advanced Alternative Cinema Production
    • FIPR 536 (6) Advanced Documentary Development and Production
    • CRWR 506 (6) Advanced Writing of Drama for Screen and Television
    • CRWR 514 (3/6) D Advanced Writing for Television I
    • FIST 534 (3/6) D Seminar in Film Studies

    Contact Information

    Film Production Program
    UBC Department of Theatre and Film
    6354 Crescent Road
    Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2
    Tel: 604.822.3880 Ext. 0
    Fax: 604.822.5985

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