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BFA vs. MFA from Film School

popnpoperpopnpoper Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
Okay, whats 'better' (on the grounds of quality of learning, alumni help, how others view your degree) a Bachelor's degree from USC's School of Cinematic Arts or an MFA in Production?

Any thoughts?
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Replies to: BFA vs. MFA from Film School

  • ttrojanttrojan Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    there are two undergraduate degrees offered by usc cinema: bfa (writing) and ba (everything else--critical studies, production, animation, etc.).

    the mfa is a graduate degree.
  • madbeanmadbean Registered User Posts: 3,215 Senior Member
    If you plan to go on and teach at the college level, a USC MFA is quite valuable. If, however, you are looking to get a job in the film or television business, it is arguable that one degree is better than the other--both are exceptional and will introduce you to a wide range of internships, industry bigwigs, and potential entry level jobs in the entertainment industry.

    There is value to starting into your career sooner rather than later (youth is a big commodity, as is drive and ambition), and the MFA does not allow you to start higher on the Hollywood ladder of production jobs. So... Good luck!
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