MFA in Film-Television – Producing

445+ National & International Film Awards

$35 Million Communication & Performing Arts Center

90% of faculty hold the highest degree in their field

Be Mentored. Produce. Succeed.

The Master of Fine Arts in Film-Television – Producing is an on-campus terminal degree for students who desire to teach or work in the producing and executive sectors of the entertainment industry. You will learn the full spectrum of the film & TV business, including how to develop ideas, market your project for global distribution and oversee the financial side of production. You will also explore what it means to be a principled producer and leader.

Advance Your Career

Establish your reputation as a trusted professional with this MFA degree.

Enhance Your Expertise

Master the art of editing, sound, lighting, scheduling, budgeting, marketing and more for film & TV.

Deepen Your Knowledge

Understand preproduction, production and postproduction using multi-camera techniques.

Ideate Creative Projects

Practice story structure and writing for film & TV, inserting your creative voice.

On Campus in Virginia Beach

8-Week Course Sessions

Scholarships Available


On Campus

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 44+

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the MFA in Film-Television – Producing degree, you will be able to:

  • Apply your knowledge of the production process, from script to screen.
  • Apply various techniques of editing in planning and visualization.
  • Create a plan for financing and marketing a project.

Career Opportunities

  • Producer
  • Location manager
  • Executive producer
  • Marketing/distribution director
  • Line producer
  • University professor

12% Projected growth in employment of directors & producers (2016-26). - Bureau of Labor Statistics

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2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

 

Admissions Process:

Step 1: Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Application Fee
Option 1: Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee online during the application process via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a graduate School of Communication & the Arts on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

Step 3: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to transcripts@regent.edu using the subject line: SCA Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 4. Complete Your Academic Background Questionnaire

In lieu of the previously required personal goal statement, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objective with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 5: Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
MFA in Film-Television $595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

Course Infrastructure Fee $200/course
University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
Library Course $50 one-time fee (All students must register for this course to graduate.)
Late Payment Fee $100

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

Technology Recommendations for MFA and M.A. Film-Television (FTV) Majors 

In the School of Communication & the Arts, technical tools are important for effectively accomplishing class projects. While we don't endorse any platform in particular, we offer the following guidelines: 

1. Am I required to buy a camera or other equipment? 

No. Some students buy their own, but Regent University's FTV Equipment Office stocks cameras and other equipment needed for FTV class assignments.

2. Am I required to buy a computer or software for editing? 

Regent strongly recommends that FTV students purchase their own system for editing class projects. FTV courses require students to shoot and edit their own class projects. 

3. Does Regent provide computers or software for editing? 

Regent recommends that you purchase your own system for editing class projects. For general coursework, there are several computer labs on campus, but there are no general editing labs. 

4. Can I use the computer I already own? 

An older computer might run new editing software, but performance will be slow and possibly unstable. If your system is more than three years old, or does not meet minimum software requirements, you should consider a new computer system. 

5. Can I use the editing software I already own? 

Your system must be able to input, edit and output HD video in various formats. It must also be able to create titles and layer several tracks of audio (dialogue, sound effects and music). Depending on your needs, this can be as basic as the free software that often comes bundled with computers, or as elaborate as the professional systems on the market. 

6. Is there an advantage to buying a new system? 

Buying a new system gets you a warranty from the manufacturer. Manufacturer warranties are usually one year, and for an additional cost, can be up to three years. A newer system is faster and more stable, which can make you more productive with less waiting and frustration. 

7. What are the recommended desktop and laptop configurations?

Because requirements are so complex and varied, we strongly advise that you follow your software's recommended — not the minimum — configuration for whichever system you choose.  

8. PC (Windows XP) or Mac (OS X)? 

Both platforms are viable for post-production work — assuming proper configurations in both cases. However, Apple editing software only works on Macs. Avid and Adobe software work on both Macs and PCs.

9. Laptop or desktop computer? 

While laptops offer portability, properly configured systems are costly and offer limited upgrade capability. In general, properly configured desktops are less costly than laptops and easier to upgrade. 

10. What editing software do I need?

Depending on your editing needs, there are several good choices. Refer to #5 above. 

11. Do I need a DVD burner for my computer?

Regent recommends that you have a DVD burner for completing assignments and for data backups, but it's not required. External, name-brand USB DVD burners can be purchased for under $30. 

12. Do I need an external hard drive?

YES! The faster and higher the capacity the better. USB 3 for PCs and Thunderbolt or USB 3 for Macs. 

13. Does Regent University provide support for my computer and/or software? 

No. Computer or editing software problems should be handled by the manufacturer or dealer. Regent recommends that you buy an extended service agreement with help-desk support if you're not comfortable troubleshooting on your own.

MFA in Film-Television – Producing