• MBA/MFA Film and Television Producing
Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing

» Designed for those who seek management or executive level positions at production companies, talent agencies, studios or television networks.

Offered in conjunction with Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and the Argyros School of Business and Economics, the three-year MBA/MFA. in Film and Television Producing is designed for people who seek management or executive level positions at production companies, talent agencies, studios or television networks.

This three-year program provides a broad education of business in general and how it all works. As part of the MBA. component, you’ll study business concepts such as economics, accounting, marketing and financial management. These concepts will then be applied to student productions when you begin the MFA program in your second year.

As part of the MFA degree, you’ll study the fundamentals of producing. You’ll also come away with a deep understanding of film and television financing, marketing, distribution and exhibition, as well an awareness of the global business environment. You’ll put these skills to good use as you develop your MFA thesis project — an original short film or media production you’ve personally produced.

Upon graduation, you’ll have a project portfolio, along with a thesis book for a proposed film or media production that includes detailed plans for rights acquisition, story development, pitching, budgeting, packaging, marketing, distribution and exhibition.


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