MGSDII Partners with Tel Aviv University to Offer an M.F.A. in Documentary Cinema

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Located at the Tisch School at Tel Aviv University, the M.F.A. in Documentary Cinema gives International students access to state of the art equipment and editing facilities. This unique program deals exclusively with documentary filmmaking. Recently, documentary cinema has become a powerful tool for spreading stories and ideas. The Tisch Film and Television School provides world renowned resources and tools, making it an excellent place through which students can enter the exciting world of documentary cinema. This program, held for four terms, gives students a comprehensive education in visual production. Students spend the first three sequential terms in Tel Aviv gaining research skills, learning about script writing, producing, editing, and directing. Immensely hands on, students will simultaneously gain a theoretical grounding and practical knowledge of all aspects of documentary filming.

Students will learn from world-renowned filmmakers (including award-winning Ran Tal) about: using camera equipment, adjusting lighting, sound and setting, and scriptwriting. The practical workshops will provide students with comprehensive skills to produce their own films and television. During the fourth semester, students produce a film or television series in the location of their choice on a topic they are passionate about under the (virtual) guidance of a supervisor. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet with world-renowned filmmakers and visual artists and will be encouraged to participate in the International Student Film Festival. Students will have the opportunity to present their own work as well as take part in documentary and non-documentary film workshops.

Upon completion of this degree, students will be positioned to work in the television industry, cinema production, or as directors. The TAU Tisch Faculty look forward to helping share the student’s films. More information can be found HERE.

The MGSDII will offer scholarships to any student(s) accepted into the program.