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Earn your MFA in Documentary Film at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

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Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Film at Chapman University

MFA in Documentary Film at Chapman University

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During your time in the two-year program, you'll explore the ethics and politics of representing real people on film. You'll discover your strengths and develop new ones as you master your filmmaking skills. Our program provides hands-on experience and the tools you'll need to jumpstart your career in Documentary Filmmaking by focusing on the production of feature-length documentaries, marketing and distribution strategies. 

We invite the inciters of change and disrupters of the ordinary to start their journey to mastery at Chapman.

As a graduate student at Chapman University, you will have the opportunity to truly master your passion. Whether you're an inspired artist, curious scientist, or a budding innovator, you will have access to industry tools, knowledgeable faculty, in-depth research opportunities, and a career and alumni network to support you throughout your life.