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Columbia MFA in Film - Overview

Columbia University School of the Arts offers students the opportunity to go to film school at one of the world's great universities, with a faculty of working professionals esteemed in both Hollywood and the independent film community. Our home is New York City, one of the creative capitals of the world, affording access to exceptional talent pools and locations, major research collections, and the opportunity to see films from every country and era at the many venues dedicated to film culture.  Our degree programs are populated by  top students from around the world and our curriculum fosters  cutting-edge creativity, intellectual rigor and hands-on practicality.


The Film MFA programs—in Screenwriting/Directing and in Creative Producing—are among the world's premiere training grounds for emerging filmmakers. Since the Film MFA at Columbia was introduced in 1966, it has been renowned for the global success of its alumni in film and television, including top prizes at Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Berlin and the Academy Awards.


The MA in Film and Media Studies program and the undergraduate Film and Media Studies major give students a unique opportunity to study film history and theory in the midst of an active filmmaking community and a world capital of film culture.

Collaboration and the Film MFA, with Lauren Wolkstein and Chris Radcliff

From Thesis to Feature Film: A Conversation with Rachel Israel '13

Upcoming Events

September 5

Screening and Q&A: John Carpenter’s cult classic 'They Live'

Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W 129th St
New York, NY 10027 7:00 PM

Please join us for a free screening of John Carpenter’s cult classic They Live on Thursday, September 5th, starting at 7pm at the Lenfest Center for the Arts. Legendary film critic and adjunct professor J. Hoberman will introduce the film. Following the screening, there will be an audience Q&A with Hoberman moderated by professor Rob King. Afterwards, Hoberman will sign copies of his latest book Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan.

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