Perfect the art and craft of film and television storytelling in our dynamic and close-knit graduate program. Work in fiction, documentary, web based and/or VR/AR/XR formats.
The Film and Television Masters Program (1 Year MA/2 Year MFA) at Sacred Heart University is devoted to cinematic storytelling across all platforms. Our students find their artistic vision in a collaborative environment in which they live and breathe filmmaking! Our philosophy is that all of our students deserve an opportunity for equal access to the creative process. Our small class sizes, lively, student driven production schedule and state-of-the art equipment and facilities make this possible.
Our program fosters the next generation of storytellers through dynamic courses that guide the students as they work collaboratively to create independent projects, supplemented by frequent masterclasses and workshops. Focusing on story and hands-on production, students learn the craft and techniques that empower them to stand out in today’s media market.
FTMA’s home is in the heart of Connecticut’s “Creative Corridor” with close ties to nearby New York City. Our program is unique in that our students go beyond the classroom into professional environments. Through partnerships with media companies and mentorship from industry professionals, FTMA students complete the program ready to enter the media industries.
Director, FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program
If you’re passionate about visual storytelling, Sacred Heart’s Masters in Film and Television (FTMA) program will help you transform your passion into a thriving career.
We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t have previous media production experience, and we accept students from any undergraduate major.
We have limited seats available for the upcoming semester and are currently reviewing applications on an individual basis; contact Ed Nassr, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, if you would like to apply.
Application requirements are as follows:
- Non-refundable application fee of $75 (for both U.S. and international applicants)
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
- Creative portfolio package (detailed below)
Your creative portfolio package should include:
- Personal statement
Please write two-pages about the following:
- What issues and subjects inform your artmaking practice?
- Why are you applying to the FTMA program at Sacred Heart University?
- What are your artistic goals?
- Five works essay
Please write brief comments on five works (films, books, plays, television shows, etc.) that you feel have influenced your thoughts as a filmmaker/video artist. It is important to say why and how these works have influenced you. Avoid writing plot summaries.
- Visual work sample
Include one sample of your work presented visually. Material done in collaboration with other artists is acceptable provided you were the major creative force and you explain the exact nature of your contribution.If you have not done any visual work in the past, feel free to submit something new that you create for your application. This can be anything from a few still pictures that express your vision, to a completed film, if you have more experience. You can provide examples of anything you’ve had a significant hand in creating, so that we can get a sense of your interests and visual style.For the visual work sample, choose either Photo or Video, you do not need to submit both.
The video submission can be a partial work or contain multiple selections as long as the total running time does not exceed five minutes. Please be clear about your specific contributions to the video sample provided. A link to your work must be included with your materials; please be sure no downloads or passwords are required, and test your video prior to submission.
- Photography (Stills)
Include up to 10 prints on any subject (black and white or color, with or without commentary). The photographs may also be a presentation of work in other media, such as painting, illustration, sculpture, set design, costume design, etc.
The address to which all documents can be sent is:
Sacred Heart University
Office of Graduate Admissions
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements and Resumes can be sent via email to:
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
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