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Stanford 'tops for documentary' in TheWrap's film school rankings

2022 report highlights collaborative aspects of the MFA program and robust funding for students

TheWrap has published it's list of Top 50 Film Schools for 2022, with Stanford ranking 13th overall and "tops for documentary filmmaking". Here's TheWrap's take on our program:

This intensive two-year program, which is uniquely housed in the Department of Art and Art History, only admits six to eight students a year but offers everyone a fellowship that covers 100 percent of the cost of tuition. The program, which is considered tops for documentary filmmaking, emphasizes collaboration, and all students are expected to take on shooting, editing and producing roles over the course of the two years. Every student is asked to produce four films during their time in the program — three short films the first year and a 15- to 20-minute-long thesis film in the second year. Thesis films have been seen at film festivals, broadcast on PBS and distributed online.

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