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MFA or Certificate


We offer convenient weekend and evening classes right at our Hollywood Studio.


Inspired to cultivate your creative talent?

Complete the form below to receive more information about the Master of Fine Arts or Graduate Certificate programs in Film, Television & Photography at MSMU Los Angeles.


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About the Program

There is no better place to study film and television than in Hollywood. Based out of our very own Mount Saint Mary's Hollywood studio, our MFA and certificate programs offer the skills, networking and industry experience students need to succeed in the entertainment industry.

The Film, Television & Photography programs at Mount Saint Mary’s University provide students with all of the essential skills needed to create and produce professional films. Students will also build a body of work that demonstrates their abilities in each aspect of the creative and technical process in a professional studio setting. The centerpiece of the department’s curriculum is to encourage collaborative film-making, innovative thinking and a critical, hands-on understanding of new technologies -- all while using the latest equipment.

Class sizes are small (with a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1) to allow personalized one-on-one instruction and mentoring from leaders in the film and television industry.

MFA Film Concentrations:
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Documentary
  • Cinematography
  • Photography
  • Editing
  • Acting
  • Music Production & Sound Design
Degree Programs:
  • MFA in Film, Television & Photography
  • MFA in Producing for Film & Television
  • Dual MFA and MBA in Entertainment Management
  • Certificates in Film
Film Certificate Options
  • Publishing & Editing
  • Producing
  • Acting
  • Documentary Storytelling
  • Photography
  • Post-Production
  • Music & Sound Design

Classes every other weekend

This is the perfect format for busy industry professionals seeking to balance work, family and commitments while completing their MFA or certificate in film.


Hands-on studio experience

Students can jump right into the center of the highly competitive entertainment industry. Our MFA and film certificate courses are hosted at our MSMU Hollywood Studio.


Creative options

At MSMU, our individualized approach allows students to choose their own path as they learn from expert faculty and train on RED, Arri ALEXA, Blackmagic and Canon cameras and workflows.

open quote icon The weekend format allowed me to continue working on my current projects as an active filmmaker. The professors in the program have strengthened my artistic development and opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities, both in artistic creation and industry business. close quote icon

– Felix Martiz, MFA in Film & Television, 2016
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