The Graduate Film Production program promotes an expanded notion of cinema, encouraging all formats of image support, including film and digital-based media, and forms of exhibition, from traditional single-channel projection to installation. Aesthetic innovation and experimentation across subject and genre – including abstract cinema, documentary, fiction and hybrid forms – are strongly emphasized. Eschewing television production and mainstream dramatic approaches, the program is intensive and participatory, providing a rigorous academic setting where new approaches to the art of cinema are explored and defined. This course of study is ideal for filmmakers committed to the notion of an independent studio art practice. Our graduate students are multidisciplinary artist-researchers working at the vanguard of cinema and new media.