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McDaniel College

48 months
45876 USD/year
45876 USD/year
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At McDaniel College Cinema, we are preparing the next wave of creative thinkers and storytellers - people who communicate powerful ideas and stories by using images and sound -- graduating talented and well-rounded "citizens of the world" who have something exciting and meaningful to say.


The trend, from studio summer blockbusters to ambitious, hyper-technology-driven student films, is to spend increasing amounts of money on visual effects, the latest Steadicams, helicopter camera mounts, green screen technology, digital image manipulation and - the latest craze - 3-D.

The programme

And, increasingly, audiences and critics alike are bemoaning how fewer and fewer movies are worth the soaring ticket prices . When a big-budget movie is shot in 3-D, but the characters and story are only one-dimensional, something is seriously wrong.

Our goal, then: Solid stories, smartly told.

Cinema at McDaniel College doesn't embrace the typical button-pushing, widget-obsessed approach to producing media. Instead, we emphasize mastery of three key liberal arts-based skills areas that have always lain at the core of great cinema:

WritingA mastery of both the formatting and conceptual tools of strong storytelling.

Critical StudiesUnderstanding the broader world and context of cinema: Character, narrative development, drama, cinematic history and theory.

ProductionThe ability to get a production completed, from casting through effective and dramatic shooting and editing.

All supplemented by teamwork, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.

We also believe that equipment and software should help you to produce -- not get in your way.

At McDaniel Cinema, we think students' production time is valuable, and should be spent shooting, editing, and creating powerful stories - not wrestling with unwieldy or overly-complex production equipment soon to become obsolete. Our students shoot on portable, easy-to-use cameras (mini-DV handycams), and edit on sophisticated, user-friendly digital non-linear edit systems (Final Cut Pro on iMac). Effective. Accessible. Such facilities allow our students to turn out professional-grade work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Communication: Media
  • Introduction to Cinema
  • Television Production
  • Basic Video Editing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Cinema Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school transcript: If you cannot secure an official high school transcript, we will gladly accept an unofficial copy that includes grades 9-11. All students are required to submit a final official transcript that demonstrates high school graduation prior to enrollment.
  • Personal Essay: Your personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and student, apart from courses and grades. It will also demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself. 
  • Letter of Recommendation or Common Application Secondary School Report (recommended)

Tuition Fee

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    45876 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 45876 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    45876 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45876 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Westminster

1610 - 2727 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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