Re: [Frameworks] MFA experimental/alternative programs

From: Amanda Christie <>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 19:46:20 -0400

i think a lot has to do with who you work with as advisors as well as
the school.

i did my MFA at simon fraser university school for the contemporary
arts (vancouver, BC), because it has an interdisciplinary program
where you are all combined... film, dance, visual arts, music,
theatre, etc.

Laura Marks was my senior supervisor, Chris Welsby (film) and Rob
Kitsos (dance) were my other two advisors.
It was an absolutely fantastic experience.

it's a studio based MFA, but with a lot of theory, reading, and
writing as well. seminar classes that incorporate all disciplines,
and an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. the classes are
very small, and you'll be mixed with choreographers, playwrights,
composers, filmmakers, etc... and it is a very rigorous but rewarding

an absolutely incredible experience!

Amanda Dawn Christie

On 19-Jun-11, at 7:06 PM, matt's frameworks address wrote:

> hello Frameworkers-
> I am researching MFA and post-graduate programs focused on
> experimental (or non-traditional) cinema. I am aware of the
> perennial programs at places such as Chicago Art Inst, Cal-Arts and
> such, but I am particularly interested in newer and/or 'under the
> radar' programs focusing on cinema studies outside the Hollywood
> tradition. The experimental documentary program at Duke is a
> perfect example.
> Thanks!
> Matt M
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