Master's Degree Program

Media Production (MFA)

Bring your vision in film to life.

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Media Production is a program for advanced studies in media arts production. Students can work in dramatic, documentary, animation and experimental cinema and media, through a range of artistic, aesthetic, technical, and theoretical approaches.

Our courses offer a combination of general and specialized study in film and media arts production. An intensive investigation of critical issues in film and media arts theory will develop your abilities in cultural and artistic discourse at an advanced level.

The MFA in Media Production prepares students to realize their unique paths as film and media artists, craftspeople, and educators. It is the only graduate program in the field between Toronto and Vancouver.

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Program: Media Production (MFA)
Length: 2 years
Offered Through: University of Regina
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Why Study Media Production at the University of Regina?

The Department of Film is dedicated to teaching film and digital media in an interdisciplinary environment. Through our commitment to quality education, we shape dynamic graduates by exposing students to a wide range of learning experiences and practices in production and studies.

The MFA in Media Production is taught by faculty members who are actively engaged in creative and scholarly projects.

Media Production Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts must hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Media Production or a similar field with a minimum GPA of 75 per cent.

Applicants must submit a proposal of three to five pages clearly stating the name of the graduate program they are applying to and describing the intended focus of study. The proposal should provide a synopsis of the primary MFA research project, (a film/media project of any genre) and the critical context for its undertaking. Applicants must also provide a portfolio of their previous creative work in film/media via a secure online link.

For more information about admission requirements, please refer to the graduate calendar and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

What are some of the courses that MFA Media Production students take?

FILM 804 Critical Investigations in Film

This courses focuses on theoretical approaches to cinema and new media from aesthetic, cultural, anthropological, psychological and sociological viewpoints. It provides an understanding of the interrelationship between film/film-making and reality, other media arts, and the audience. Topics include Post-Colonialism, Art/Film Installation, Expanded Cinema, Narrative Theory, Arab/African Cinema, Censorship, Propaganda/Surveillance, Psychoanalysis. 

MAP 800 Seminar in Theory and Methods

Seminar exploring and questioning the history, theory and aesthetics of Media, Art, and Performance, and the diverse and shifting conceptions of Media, Art, and Performance disciplines in relation to other social and cultural forms.

FILM 830 Production Studio

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FILM 820AA-ZZ Topics in Film Production

Selected topics in Film Production.

FILM 902 - Research Project

Research supporting media production resulting in the writing of the comprehensive critical engagement paper of 25-30 pages, preparation and public presentation of graduating media production project.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! Once you have been accepted as a fully-qualified graduate student with no conditions or holds on your admission, then you are eligible to apply for our scholarships, awards, graduate teaching assistant positions, or research assistantships.

All Graduate Funding Opportunities

Visit our Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website to learn about all graduate funding opportunities including:

  • National Scholarships (including Tri Council funding)
  • Awards to Study Abroad
  • FGSR Funding/Special Awards
  • Funding for Indigenous Students
  • Funding for International Students
  • Other Awards and Scholarships
  • External Scholarship Opportunities
  • External Student and Faculty Awards
What clubs, campus events, and networking opportunities can students participate in as part of this program?
  • Living Skies Student Film Festival
  • MAP Presentation Series
  • DRS Doctoral Research Showcase
  • Music ensembles
  • Humanities Research Institute events, seminars and conferences
  • Art for Lunch
  • 5th Parallel Gallery activities
  • Theatre Productions
  • Living Heritage Speaking Series
  • Conferences and symposia on contemporary themes organized by faculty.

What Can You Do With a Media Production Degree?

Graduates have gone on to award-winning careers across Canada and internationally. They work as independent filmmakers and producers, directors, screenwriters, editors, and cinematographers in series television and on national and international fiction, documentary and animation productions. Our graduates have careers as festival programmers, researchers, archivists and educators.
  • Filmmaker
  • Film editor
  • Scriptwriter
  • University professor
  • University instructor
  • Film programmger
  • Film curator
  • Cultural policy-maker
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