All MFA degree programs at the School of the Arts require the completion of at least two years of full-time study. Visual Arts students will complete the MFA and graduate in two years. Writing, Film, and Theatre Arts Program MFA candidates who complete the required coursework but do not complete the final thesis project within the first two years maintain matriculation by registering as Research Arts Students for up to three additional years. There is a five-year limit on matriculation.
Students pursuing an MA in Film Studies are required to complete one year of full-time coursework (unless granted permission to attend part-time), plus one additional semester of extended residence.
Can I study part-time?
The MFA programs are intensive courses of study that require full-time commitments. The Film Studies MA Program has an option for part-time enrollment with prior written approval, although full-time study is encouraged.