MICA's MFA in Filmmaking allows students to learn all aspects of filmmaking and to be at the forefront of emerging practices in film through the exploration of new distribution, production, funding, and consumption models.

Filmmaking (MFA)

Unique Collaborations and a History of Developing Filmmakers

Through a personalized curriculum and partnerships with The John Hopkins University (JHU) Film and Media Studies program and the Maryland Film Festival, MICA's MFA in Filmmaking prepares students for sustainable careers in film and media. The program's collaborative network provides unique opportunities for students to gain insights into a changing industry and it builds on a 15-year history of developing successful filmmakers in the the undergraduate film and video department at MICA . Recent MICA alums mentored by the film and video program include:

  • Errol Webber '08, who became the youngest cinematographer ever to shoot an Oscar-winning film when the documentary short, Music by Prudence, won in that category. Webber also shot American Promise, a special jury award winner for U.S. documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Lotfy Nathan '09, a New York-based filmmaker whose debut documentary The Twelve O'Clock Boyz, was released in theaters in January, 2104.
  • Abbi Jacobson '06, co-creator of the Comedy Central show Broad City, which premiered in 2014 and has been renewed for a 10-episode second season.

Program Overview