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American University

Film and Media Arts Division

Washington, DC

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Overview

American University / Film and Media Arts Division is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Game design
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Games and interactivity
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Games and interactive media
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Art in entertainment
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Political, cultural, and social impact
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Film and media arts
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Environmental and wildlife filmmaking
Master of Arts (MA) Producing film, television and video

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 41

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

198
Applied
108
Accepted
53
Enrolled
55%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

162
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.02%
Black or African American 27.78%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.62%
Asian 4.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.47%
Unknown 4.32%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 9
Male (14)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Documentary film production, social media, media and public policy, visual literacy, new technology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8001
United States
Contact Prof. Brigid Maher
Director, Film and Media Arts Division
Email: bmaher@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2664
Fax: 202-885-2019

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