There is ample evidence that graduates from the MFA in Drama (Concentration in Film and Video Production) are sought after by employers. Traditionally, MFA students have found employment as both professional practitioners and as educators. All twelve of the class of 2008 found meaningful employment:
Seven students were hired at the university level, six as tenure track Assistant Professors and one as an instructor. The graduates teach video production at Texas A&M, University of North Alabama, St. Augustine's College, Bowling Green State University, and Elon University.
Two students are employed by broadcasters, a PBS station in New York state, and a local Chinese TV station in Los Angeles (IAVC).
Three students currently employed as in multimedia instructional design, free lance videography and editing. In addtion, an MFA student won a Javits Fellowship in 2007 that covered tuition plus $14,000 in living expenses. MFA graduates from previous classes have continued to be productive with awards this past year of a $10,000 NC Artist Fellowship 2010, and a feature film that was shown at South by Southwest and gained national theatrical distribution.
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