Academics

STONY BROOK SOUTHAMPTON & MANHATTAN IN ASSOCIATION WITH KILLER FILMS

45-48 credit MFA Degree in FILM / 3-year program

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Director: Christine Vachon
Associate Director: Magdalene Brandeis

 

AREAS OF STUDY

Writing, Directing and Producing

 

CORE COURSES

Fundamentals – 12 cr. Required

FLM 500 Introduction to Graduate Film, 4 cr.
(A Master Class in Independent Film Production)

FLM 576 Film Workshop, 2 cr.
(An Advanced Master Class in Independent Film Production)

FLM 510 Film History I, 3 cr.,
(A film survey course.  Topics may include Killer Film Retrospective, survey of independent filmmaking, etc.)

FLM 660 Acting, 3 cr.
(A course in acting and understanding acting for film. May include casting and directing actors, etc.)

 

Writing, Directing, and Producing – 8-9 cr. Required

FLM 525 Topics in Film, 3 cr.
(Recommended topics on writing, directing and producing )

FLM 576 Film Workshop, 2-3 cr.
(Intensive production Workshop)

FLM 575 Adaptation or FLM 640 Film Design Workshop, or CWL 530 Forms of Scriptwriting, or FLM 506 Film Management – Literary Management 3 cr.

                 

Film Survey – 6 required

FLM 520 Film History II, 3 cr.
(Course surveys films of a specific period or movement)

FLM 530 Directed Readings in Film 3 cr.

FLM 523 Film in New York, 3 cr.
(A dive into the East Cost film establishment.)

 

Development

FILM 505 Film Management I - Production Development – 3 cr. Required
(For Writers, Directors and Producers)

 

flim workshopAREA OF STUDY OPTIONS

Choose one or more of the following areas of study options.

Directing - 9 credits

FLM 638 Directing I or FLM 639 Directing II, 3 cr., or FLM 670 Directing Workshop, 3 cr.

FLM 591 Independent Project, 3 cr.
(Directing short film, episode, webisode)

FLM 550 Teaching Practicum or FLM 690 Professional Internship, 3 cr. 

 

Producing - 9 credits

FLM 506 Film Management II: Literary Management, 3 cr.

FLM 591 Independent Project, 3 cr.

FLM 576 Film Workshop - Distribution Deep Dive

FLM 550 Teaching Practicum or FLM 690 Professional Internship, 3 cr.

 

Writing – 9-10 credits

FLM 505 Film Management I: Production Management, FLM 650 Screenwriting Workshop I, FLM 651 Screenwriting Workshop II or CWL 530 Forms of Scriptwriting, 3-4 cr.

FLM 591 Independent Project, 3 cr.
(Writing short, feature, episode, webisode)

FLM 550 Teaching Practicum or FLM 690 Professional Internship, 3 cr


 

CULMINATING PROJECT

Thesis – 6 cr. Required

FLM 691 MFA Project, 3 cr.

FLM 692 MFA Written Thesis, 3 cr.