Graduate Programs


The College of Motion Picture Arts offers two Masters of Fine Arts programs designed to provide an intimate, hands-on, and project-centered curriculum in visual storytelling. Both programs are two-year degrees (six consecutive semesters) include an MFA in Production and an MFA in Writing.



Regardless of your previous experience, you graduate from the College prepared to take on the challenges of the industry and you become a part of our close-knit community of filmmakers who are proud to call the College their alma mater.




With a six-to-one student to faculty ratio, you work intimately with respected resident and visiting filmmakers to learn all aspects of visual storytelling. A combination of state-of-the-art facilities and faculty with expertise in each stage of production allows the College brings the real-time industry practices to Florida's capital city.



Upon graduation, you become part of a dedicated, connected network of alumni who routinely become fellow collaborators in the industry. Our Director of Alumni works with newly graduated filmmakers to help in their transition to a career. The College alumni have earned a reputation in the industry as innovative, successful filmmakers, and have a 97% industry placement rate within one year of graduation. They can be found in every facet of the entertainment business, and they return often to share their experience in the industry.



Your story continues with the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. Click below to learn more about our graduate programs:

College Student Handbook 2015-2016

MFA in Production

The MFA in Production is an intensive two-year course of study in motion picture production that challenges you to master the art of storytelling. Work with respected filmmakers and use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to prepare you for success in the entertainment industry.

MFA in Writing

The MFA in Writing program focuses on screenwriting with a foundation in motion picture production. In Tallahassee and London, you will master the art of storytelling by completing a body of work that includes work for movies, television, and theatre.