Why Film at Mason?

Expert faculty, on-set experience, and proximity to vibrant media industries in Washington, D.C., and Richmond make Film at Mason students career ready.

Erblin Nushi tells his story of becoming a refugee in his thesis film Bini.

CREATE MEANINGFUL STORIES

Erblin Nushi tells his story of becoming a refugee in his thesis film Bini.

Study with Industry-Leading Faculty

STUDY WITH INDUSTRY-LEADING FACULTY

Emmy-nominated cinematographer, Hans Charles, teaches students on the set of the Mason Film Lab.

Mason Film student Joseph Yates directing

START YOUR CAREER FROM DAY ONE 

Film alum, Joseph Yates (FAVS '15), continues to work as a director in Atlanta. On set of his film, The Great Wave. Photo by ImageMachine

Students work on set with writer, director, and television series creator Colette Burson on location. Photo: Sarah Heaton.

LEARN ON SET OF THE MASON FILM LAB 

Students work on set with writer, director, and television series creator Colette Burson on location. Photo: Sarah Heaton.

Dan Mirvish giving lecture at Mason's Visiting Filmmakers

STUDY WITH GUEST FILMMAKERS

Director, screenwriter and producer, Dan Mirvish, gives a Masterclass to Film at Mason students in September, 2018.

Washington D.C. skyline

ACCESS TO THE AREA'S VIBRANT FILM SCENE

You'll enjoy studying and interning between two important centers in the film world: D.C. and Richmond, VA. 

Zoe Peters - camera edited

FIND YOUR FOCUS

Film at Mason offers concentrations in Directing, Producing, Production (Cinematography) and Post-Production (Video and Sound Editing), and Screenwriting.

Mason film students have multiple opportunities each year to showcase their work on campus and beyond.

CONNECT WITH THE INDUSTRY

Mason film students have multiple opportunities each year to showcase their work on campus and beyond.