The Editing Major
within the Master of Fine Arts curriculum

is a highly personalized two-year program designed for students who have either a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema or Fine Arts or who have had professional experience in the film or audio-visual media industry. The program is also open to all students having successfully completed a BFA or MFA degree in other disciplines but have a serious interest in pursing a career in the cinema, television and audiovisual industries.
This program is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the aesthetic and technical aspects of filmmaking, with a second year of specialization in Editing where concentration is placed toward the student’s third term project.


The International Department’s MFA is an intensive two-year program concentrating on single camera fiction filmmaking with supplementary workshop.
Although we encourage specialization in later year of the MFA degree programs, we believe that students must have a well-rounded understanding of all aspects of the filmmaking process.

First year: The fundamentals of visual storytelling through fiction filmmaking

The student will distinguish and develop for their fiction cinema project, the techniques implied in each of the following specializations: editing, directing, screenwriting, producing and cinematography.
This first year gives the students the opportunity to discover and experience a wide array of filmmaking disciplines before they choose and commit to the Editing major.

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Second year: specializing toward the third term project

Students complete the cycle with a second year of specialization where concentration is placed on the third term project that is oriented toward the Editing major. Editing majors are required to edit a minimum of 3 student productions in their final third term in addition to working on 1 film in a position outside their major.

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Target careers

The Master of Fine Arts with a major in Editing aims to give students professional preparation for a career as an Editing in film, television and digital media. EICAR graduate editors are more than prepared for the rigors of the professional world and work in a multitude of audio-visual related occupations including Feature Film Editor, Television Series Editor, Assistant Editor, Documentary Editor, TV Editor, Music Video Editor, and Subtitling Editor.

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