Stony Brook University is set to join the ranks of universities nationwide that are guiding and educating the next generation of filmmakers with their inaugural degree offering of a Master of Fine Arts in Film at their locations in Southampton, NY and Manhattan.
Christine Vachon, co-founder of Killer Films (known for Academy Award-winning “Boys Don’t Cry” and Academy Award-nominated “Far From Heaven”) has been appointed the Graduate Director for the three-year program.
“We’re excited to continue re-inventing the traditional film school model and turning it on its head,” said Vachon, in a statement.
The program aims to combine an affordable tuition with a pragmatic focus in providing students with the opportunity to work on Killer Films productions.
Applications are currently open, with March 15th set as the deadline for students seeking financial aid and July 1st for domestic students not applying for aid.
Stonybrook will be holding an Open House for the MFA in Film on Thursday, February 12th at 6 pm. at their Manhattan location. The event will cover course details, scholarship applications and financial aid information.
Visit the program’s website for further details and to RSVP for the Open House.