The art of motion picture has become an integral part of our society, and more career opportunities exist in this field now more than ever.
Whether you have your sights set on a future in film or television, advertising, journalism, or many others, you’re sure to be prepared for your dream job with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinema and Media Arts from Lindenwood University.
Through our Master of Fine Arts in Cinema and Media Arts program, you’ll work with state-of-the-art video and design technology to learn what it means to make a story come to life on the screen. Receive one-on-one guidance from faculty who are also professionals in the field and take advantage of the many unique internship opportunities in the arts that the St. Louis area has to offer. Start your journey to an exciting career in cinema and media arts today!
Lindenwood University Cinema and Media Arts Faculty
The faculty in the School of Arts, Media, and Communication are dedicated to helping you succeed and bringing their impressive real world experience in media arts to the classroom. Our communication professors are not only expert teachers; they are also award-winning filmmakers, journalists, radio hosts, advertising specialists, professional web designers, illustrators, production stage managers, technical producers, and television station managers. Small class sizes allow you to get to know them on a personal level and benefit from their individual guidance and expertise.
Earning a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema and Media Arts
As an MFA student in cinema and media arts, you’ll take courses that incorporate a blend of communication theory, studio art, art history, creative writing, and media production. You’ll learn firsthand how to use the latest tools in motion picture production to weave a story that is a compelling work of art.
Classes are designed to give you a broad range of experience in audience analysis, interactive design, video editing, scriptwriting, motion graphics, digital illustration, modern drama, and creative writing. You’ll have the ability to choose from a variety of elective courses to tailor your degree to complement your own unique career goals.
You’ll also be eligible for countless internship opportunities in media arts throughout the St. Louis area. Internships not only give you a feel for what it’s like in the industry, but they also introduce you to important networking contacts and help you build your resume with the potential for job offers upon graduation.
LUTV and J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts
At Lindenwood University, we know the importance of having hands-on, creative learning opportunities when it comes to growing as a professional artist. Our cinema and media arts students not only benefit from skilled professors, but they also work with the latest creative tools in our on-campus television studio, LUTV, and the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.
Learn what it takes to work in video production, television programming, and screenwriting when you join LUTV, the university’s own cable television station. Get inspired by the artwork and stunning performances in music, dance, and theater at Lindenwood’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. This state-of-the-art facility features two professionally-equipped theaters, an art gallery, dance studios, computer labs for programs in music, fashion, and graphic design, private music practice rooms, and acoustically engineered orchestral and choir rehearsal halls.
What to do with a Degree in Cinema and Media Arts
Advancing technology continues to open up more and more job opportunities for graduates in cinema and media arts. You’ll be prepared for a career in advertising and marketing, art studios and galleries, film and television production, documentary work, and much more.
An advanced degree often leads to higher salaries and access to top-level jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs for producers and directors are growing at a faster than average rate with a median annual salary of $68,440. Similarly, career opportunities are on the rise for film and video editors with a median wage of $55,740.