The Master of Fine Arts Degree or Certificate is a 60-plus credit hour
program awarded in six disciplines:
The Conservatory's program is highly structured, involving continuous
production work during which Fellows experience both the creative and
physical collaborative process. Fellows pursue their chosen discipline's
professional curriculum as well as deepen their overall understanding
through participation in frequent Master Seminars with world-renowned
visiting filmmakers. In 2009-2010, the list of visiting filmmakers included: Cherien Dabis, Frank Darabont, Jon Favreau, Werner Herzog, Jason Reitman and Steven Soderbergh.
While classroom exercises are valuable, the Conservatory puts more
emphasis on fully planned and realized production than any other
academic program. AFI Fellows collaborate on and collectively produce
more than 120 short narrative productions each year.