Akira Kurosawa School of Film
In the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film online Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Digital Filmmaking degree program, you will take a total of 14 online courses: 10 core courses, including a thesis, and four out of a choice of eight elective courses.
Courses are taught in an accelerated semester format. Each term is 9 weeks in length, and you may enroll in new courses every 10 weeks. You have the option of enrolling in one course, several courses, or the entire MFA program. Students completing all 14 online courses and the required one-week residential session will be conferred the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking degree by Anaheim University.
MFA 500 The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa in Global Context Language 4 units
MFA 510 Film Aesthetics 4 units
MFA 520 Intro to Digital Filmmaking 4 units
MFA 530 Advanced Digital Filmmaking 4 units
MFA 540 Advanced Screenwriting 4 units
MFA 550 History of World Cinema 4 units
MFA 560 Film Theory 4 units
MFA 570 The International Film Business 4 units
MFA 580 Concepts of Post-Production: Sound and Editing 4 units
MFA 600* Thesis 4 units
*Students begin their thesis project after all other course work is completed
Elective Courses - Group A (select two or three)
MFA 590 Documentary Film – History and Theory** 4 units
MFA 591 Documentary Film Production** 4 units
MFA 592 Animation – History, Theory, Practice 4 units
MFA 593 Producing for the Web 4 units
MFA 594 Game Design – Theory and Practice 4 units
MFA 595 Story Structure 4 units
**Students may take either MFA 591 or MFA 592
Elective Courses - Group B (select one or two)
MFA 598 Transnational Film Genre 4 units
MFA 599 Major World Directors 4 units
TOTAL UNITS 56 units
Read more: Curriculum
Upon completion of the Online MFA in Digital Filmmaking program, students will be able to:
Situate film and media in a continuum of artistic endeavors drawn from a variety of national traditions.
Understand the central place that Akira Kurosawa occupies in world cinema.
Be able to produce critical works on film and media in the language of the field and with an understanding of the critical theories that are most appropriate to cinematic and media texts.
Produce creative works that reflect timeless stories of interior and exterior journeys of understanding of the self and the world around.
Summarize significant research findings in the field.
Develop creative writings that reflect the professional standards demanded of the film and media industries.
Have a grasp of the techniques and technologies for the production of creative digital media.
Discern the variety of cinematic texts and the variety of ways they are produced, distributed and consumed.
Acquire the overall intellectual and professional background needed to enter the cinematic marketplace.