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MA in Film and TV

Regent University's Master of Arts in Film and TV degree program features hands-on coursework and projects for students who aspire towards careers in entertainment production. Check out this article to learn more.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Film-Television

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Candidates for this master's degree may have a keen interest in learning about practical aspects of the entertainment industry, such as production, writing, or marketing. Applicants to all master's degree programs at Regent University need to have at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent; additional requirements may apply to some programs.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Arts in Film and TV program is geared towards students who would like to concentrate their career studies in the entertainment field. Students may choose from three MA concentrations: Producing, Production, and Script Writing. Within each concentration, students are given the opportunity to complete advanced coursework in a range of relevant subjects that cover each stage of entertainment production, from development and budgeting to editing, marketing, and distribution. The coursework is intended to expose students to real industry processes, tools, and techniques, with opportunities to build experience while developing career-ready skills. This master's degree program culminates in a thesis, portfolio, or directed project, depending on the concentration.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

30+ credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Film and TV

Students must complete at least 30 credit hours to graduate with this master's degree. At least 28 of those credit hours must be taken from the following selection of film and television courses; note that different concentrations have different degree pathways. This program also requires two credit hours for the capstone, and zero to two credits for university foundations courses (determined by your admissions materials). Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

University Foundations Requirements (0-2 credits)

  • Students will take one of the following as required upon admission:
    • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success
    • Information Research & Resources

Film and Television Courses (28+ credits)

  • Culminating Project Preparation
  • Film-Television Equipment Workshop
  • Aesthetics for the Contemporary Consumer
  • The Development Process
  • Production Management
  • The Role of the Producer
  • The Production Process: Script to Screen
  • Production Strategies
  • Directing Single Camera for Film-Television
  • Producing & Directing for Multi-Camera
  • Lighting & Cinematography
  • Aesthetics & Techniques of Editing
  • Practicum
  • Redemptive Film
  • Advanced Production
  • Sound Production & Design
  • Topics in the Critical Study of Film-Television
  • Legal Issues
  • Finance, Marketing, & Distribution
  • The Business of Film
  • The Production Company
  • Writing Tools
  • Story Structure for Stage & Screen
  • Playwriting
  • Writing the Short Film
  • Writing for Television
  • Feature Film Writing
  • Topics in Screenwriting

Capstone Courses (2 credits)

  • Students choose one option from the following:
    • Directed Project
    • Master's Thesis
    • Portfolio

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students who graduate from Regent University's Master of Arts in Film and TV program might be interested in further developing their knowledge of the entertainment industry through a doctoral degree in this field, such as the following:

  • Ph.D. in Film Studies
  • Ph.D. in Emerging Media Studies
  • Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies

Career Paths:

The courses in this degree program are designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the practical side of the entertainment industry, with the capstone project providing a means for students to demonstrate what they have learned. Depending on the coursework completed, graduates of this program might be prepared to apply their skills and experience towards a position in media management, script writing, or production. Positions may include:

  • Film/TV director or producer
  • Theatre director
  • Scriptwriter
  • Copywriter or copy editor
  • Production manager

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