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 thesis project.


The International Department’s MFA is an intensive two-year program concentrating on single camera fiction filmmaking with supplementary workshop and thesis options in the field of documentary.
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 thesis project

Students complete the cycle with a second year of specialization where concentration is placed on the thesis 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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