The School of the Arts’ Film Programs are populated by the top students from around the world and its halls are an intersection of cutting-edge creativity, intellectual rigor and hands-on practicality. With a faculty of esteemed working professionals, the Film MFA programs are among the world's premiere training grounds for young filmmakers. Their thesis short films, feature screenplays and teleplays are showcased each year at the Columbia University Film Festival.
The School is renowned for the global success of its alumni in film and television, including top prizes at Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Berlin and the Academy Awards.
The MA Film Studies program and the undergraduate Film Studies major give students a unique opportunity to study film history and theory in the midst of an active filmmaking community.