School of Communication

Master's Degrees in Film & Media

Create Media that Matter

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Make your own story come to life at American University. Ranked among the best colleges offering degrees in film, video, & photographic arts nationwide by College Factual, the School of Communication's graduate programs teach you how to craft powerful narratives that stir the heart and make an impact.

MA IN FILM AND MEDIA ARTS

From scriptwriting to cinematography, lighting to sound, art form to industry, our master's program helps move you from aspirational storyteller to highly skilled professional ready for a successful career in any aspect of the media industry.

MFA IN FILM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Become a compelling visual storyteller with our master of fine arts degree. Whether you want to pursue your passion as an artist or forge a career in academia, this rigorous degree equips you with the skills you need to produce meaningful stories for public knowledge and action.

MA IN PRODUCING FOR FILM, TELEVISION, AND VIDEO

Delve into the business side of the film and video industry with our weekend program – specifically designed for working professionals – and train as a producer for independent feature films, documentary films or videos, educational videos, and more.

Common ground. Greater purpose.

I want the Baby Boomers and Millennials to recognize we need each other.

From short films to web series, Shayla builds her stories around everyday life events. She explores what makes us different, but more important, what brings us together. Sometimes that's life milestones, while other times it's a common cause or fight. Inspired by a conversation with her grandmother, her current project is a dialogue between two generations of African Americans and their unique approaches to activism.
MFA in Film and Electronic Media

Make the Most out of Your Master's Degree

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Faculty

Our faculty have won Oscars, Emmys, and Peabody Awards. Their insightful mentorship will open doors to rewarding careers across the media landscape.

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Resources

At AU, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art film and video studios and equipment, plus renowned academic and research centers.

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Experiential Learning

You’ll complete hands-on projects both in and outside the classroom, equipping you with the real-world experience you need for success.