Placing Creativity at the Heart of 21st-Century Education
Who Are We?
Situated in the Department of Art & Art History as part of Stanford’s program in Film and Media Studies, the Master of Fine Arts program in film production provides a historical, theoretical, and critical framework within which students master the conceptual and practical skills for producing film and video.
In 2006 Stanford launched the Stanford Arts Initiative with the goal of making the arts a fundamental part of a Stanford education and building the resources and programs required to realize that vision. Thanks to the initiative, the university added new faculty positions in arts departments and programs, new graduate fellowships for PhD and MFA students, and many new arts programs and opportunities designed to ensure that every Stanford student, no matter what their major, can have a meaningful engagement with the arts.
Your degree. YOUR WAY.
The Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media Studies provides an introduction to film aesthetics, national cinematic traditions, modes of production in narrative, documentary, and experimental films, the incorporation of moving image media by contemporary artists, and the proliferation of new forms of digital media. The program is designed to develop the critical vocabulary and intellectual framework for understanding the role of cinema and related media within broad cultural and historical concepts.
arts @ home
The Department offers a major and minor in Film & Media Studies for undergraduate students. In addition, graduate level courses in Film and Media Studies are offered in the Art History PhD program.