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MFA IN FILM AND MEDIA ARTS
Graduates of four-year or their equivalent undergraduate programs in media arts and film production, as well as graduates from undergraduate programs from cognate disciplines from the University of Windsor or other universities, who are engaged in the study of art and/or, culture, including English, Anthropology and Sociology, Language and Literatures, Performing Arts, journalism, cinema and media studies, film and video production, and Music, among others, depending on the quality of their record, are eligible for admission into the proposed MFA program. Student admission will be determined by GPA, portfolio submission, and a clear statement of interest describing their intended film thesis production. A Media Arts thesis could be any of the following: audio/sound art, audio responsive installation, experimental video, animation, video installation art, interactive art, multimedia performance, and any fusion thereof.
Total Courses: Seven Courses + thesis(a)
(a) One theory course:
MACS-8600 Seminar on Contemporary Issues
(b) Two studio production courses:
VSAR-8650 Studio Production
VSAR-8660 Studio Production II
(c) One Writing Methods Course:
MACS-8000 Directed Individual Studies
(d) Three courses in Studio Practice:
VSAR-8620 Studio Practice II
VSAR-8630 Studio Practice III
VSAR-8640 Studio Practice IV
(e) Thesis Film/Media Arts
Course work will culminate in the defense of the Thesis. For Film, the thesis proposal includes a rationale, a budget, funding sources, production and post-production schedule, and other elements as appropriate to the project. For Media Arts, the thesis proposal includes a thesis project proposal, a draft of the thesis support document and an annotated bibliography of major sources used in the support document.
The thesis is worth 12 graduate credits and will be conducted under faculty supervision. Students will defend their thesis at the end of the year before a thesis panel. Those that fail the defense will have the option to appear before the thesis panel again after 6 months.
Students will be encouraged to attend local and national as well as online film and new media festivals to keep abreast with developments in the field.
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