Call for Applications: 2024 MFA in Film and Media Arts, University of Windsor

Call for Applications: 2024 MFA in Film and Media Arts at the School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor

Windsor’s School of Creative Arts has one of the longest-running MFA programs in Canada, founded in 1979. University of Windsor MFA graduates have gone on to establish significant careers as filmmakers, visual artists, educators, curators, and arts professionals.

The School of Creative Arts offers an MFA in Film and Media Arts program. This innovative program spans traditional film modes for theatrical, broadcast, and streaming platforms, including emerging and expanded documentary forms. Instruction includes exploration of the theory, history, and craft of filmmaking. Students work in a tight-knit, collaborative environment with small classes dedicated to their development as moving image storytellers. The program is a full-time, two-year, five-term program offered at the downtown campus at the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts.

Faculty in the MFA in Film and Media Arts have expertise in fiction, experimental film, and documentary from observational and cinéma-vérité approaches to expanded, ‘i-doc’ models that push the boundaries of emerging interactive and participatory forms. Faculty work has been broadcast and exhibited at festivals, galleries, and museums and across North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. School of Creative Arts faculty members are working on a range of externally funded projects in documentary cinema models ranging from theatrical to streaming models, as well as multimedia performance and expanded documentary to fiction and innovative border-crossing modes. Our award-winning School of Creative Arts film production faculty screen films regularly at Academy award-qualifying festivals across the globe. University of Windsor Film MFA graduates have gone on to rewarding careers in film production and post-production and have accepted positions as full members of IATSE and the Directors Guild of Canada.

We encourage applications from filmmakers interested in traditional and emerging film practices.

The MFA in Film and Media Arts is a two-year course / thesis-based program. The curriculum balances a theoretical framework with practice-based courses that enable the independent production of a short film project with the support of an academic advisor. Graduate students create films and/or multimedia works over the course of their studies, culminating in a thesis film and written support document.

The objective of the MFA Film and Media Arts program is to produce filmmakers who are self-critical and culturally aware, capable of engaging in contemporary film and media independently and self-reliantly both in terms of technical abilities and expanding professional opportunities encountered beyond the university context. The work of the graduate students encompasses a broad range of practices, aesthetic issues, personal concerns, and technical means.

The University of Windsor is a diverse and inclusive comprehensive university in Windsor, Ontario on the Canada-U.S. border across from Detroit, Michigan. Our campus sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa and the Potawatomi.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024

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Windsor, ON, Canada N9A 1E4
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