» Graduate Programs

Dodge College offers the following degree programs in its Conservatory of Motion Pictures:

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MFA Documentary Filmmaking

Learn how to develop compelling, original content through a rigorous, interdisciplinary research and development process.
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MFA Film Production

Pursue hands-on filmmaking if you are interested in directing, cinematography, editing or sound design.
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MA Film Studies

Study film history, critical theory and the language of aesthetics as well as develop the writing skills necessary to be a great film critic or film historian.
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MFA Film and Television Producing

Join the ranks of the people who drive production and make sure all aspects of the film are on task and completed.
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MFA Production Design

Tap into your artistic talents to create the look of a world on film. Perfect for artists and designers who want to work in film or on television.
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MFA Screenwriting

Hone your craft as a writer and get your ideas ready to pitch to development execs and others who can give your project the green-light.
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MFA Television Writing and Producing

Acquire the broad spectrum of skills - including how content is developed, pitched and sold - to pursue a career as a television writer/producer.
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JD/MFA Film and Television Producing

Offered in conjunction with Chapman University’s School of Law for those interested in a legal career in the entertainment field.
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MBA/MFA Film and Television Producing

Offered in conjunction with the Argyros School of Business and Economics for those interested in a business career in the entertainment field.