The Producing 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 Producing 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: producing, cinematography, directing, screenwriting and editing.
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 Producing 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 film project that is be oriented toward the Producing major.
Students with a Major in Production are also required to produce a minimum of 3 student productions in their final 3rd term. During the second term, in addition to the required MFA courses, students will have a series of specialized workshops, and intense one-to-one tutoring with professional producers.

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Target careers

The Master of Fine Arts with a major in Producing aims to give students professional preparation for a career as a Producer in film, television and digital media.
EICAR graduate producers are more than prepared for the rigors of the professional world and work in a multitude of audio-visual related occupations including Film and Television Executive Producer, Co-Producer, Associate Producer, Line Producer, Production Manager, Production Assistant, Production Runner, Unit Production Manager, Music Video Producer.


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