Program Details

Preparing students to work as producers, executive producers, or development executives at networks & major production companies
Orange, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Film & Television

Program Overview

Program Description:
Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts’ Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television Producing can get you on the fast track to careers as a producer, executive producer or development executive at a talent agencies, network or major production company. Whether you’re starting from scratch with no prior production experience or you’ve already put in a few years in the film/television industry, Dodge College is the place to learn the ins and outs of the Hollywood machine and make the connections you need to succeed. During your first year with us, you’ll study all the creative aspects of filmmaking — writing, directing, cinematography, post-production, sound — under the tutelage of master storytellers who’ve honed their art over a lifetime of award-winning work and who have a combined filmography of more than 150 feature films, a record unmatched by any other film school in the country. You’ll also have access to all the filmmaking equipment you can imagine to make your stories come to life. During your second year, you’ll delve deep into the business, legal and organizational aspects of the entertainment industry, including: * The development process of film and television * Securing the rights to creative material * Film and television financing * Organizing, budgeting and scheduling productions * Marketing, distribution and exhibition Because we’re located just a heartbeat from Hollywood, you’ll have access to internships with studios and production companies and enjoy campus visits by major Hollywood directors, cinematographers, editors and screenwriters. And when you leave us, you’ll have a fully developed portfolio including a film or media production you’ve personally produced as well as a thesis book for a proposed film or media production — including detailed plans for rights acquisition, story development, pitching, budgeting, packaging, marketing, distribution and exhibition — to showcase your abilities and help you get your foot firmly in the door.

Additional Program Information

Chapman University is accredited by and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.