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Master of Fine Arts

 University of Colorado, Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder
Filmmaking MFA Track:
The Department of Art and Art History

The Graduate MFA degree is a filmmaking track integrated with the Art and Art History MFA program in much the same way as the tracks in painting and drawing, ceramics, sculpture, media arts, integrated arts and printmaking. The interdisciplinary nature of our MFA program allows graduate students to work in various areas, in addition to their area of specialization.

The filmmaking track prepares students for professional artistic careers in filmmaking from the perspective of innovative image making. The aim of the MFA Film program is to aid in the advancement of the practice and understanding of moving image art. The MFA will prepare graduates to assume creative leadership roles in filmmaking.

Virgil Grillo Memorial Grant in Film Production
MFA Track

The University of Colorado Film Studies Program is proud to announce the first call for
applications for the Virgil Grillo Memorial Grant in Film Production. The fund was
established with gifts from several sources, including the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences and The Learning Channel, thanks to the vision and entrepreneurial
spirit of Dr. Virgil Grillo (1938-1994), Professor & Founder of the University of
Colorado-Boulder Film Studies Program.

Film Studies

Founded in 1972, the Film Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is known for its special emphasis on the study of film and the visual arts. The late Stan Brakhage taught with the Film Studies program for over twenty years. His creative legacy remains central to the vision of Film Studies.

Our program has a large collection of 16mm film prints for classroom use as well as a wide array of cameras, film and digital video editing equipment, and optical printers which are available to students from the Film Studies equipment check-out facility. Film Studies also supports two major regional film exhibition venues: The International Film Series and First Person Cinema.

Film Studies is housed in the new $34 million Alliance for Technology, Learning & Society (ATLAS) building. Our teaching facilities include a state of the art 35mm and 16mm film and HD screening theatre, HD computer labs as well as digital and analogue optical printing and transfer capabilities, and a well-equipped cinema check-out facility.

For more information and specifics on MFA applications, click here.


Graduate Questions:
Mailing Address:
Department of Art and Art History
318 UCB
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0318


Program Description
Art and Art History Department
Degree Requirements


Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Film Studies Program, ATLAS room 329, Film Studies, , Campus Box 316, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0316. ph 303.492.7574 fx 303.492.1362