So, last Saturday Concordia University opened its doors to visitors. I went because I’m interested in studying a Masters Degree in Film, but I don’t want it to be only theory-based.
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Concordia University offers a MFA in Film Production that strives to be both practical and theoretical. Actually, I went to Concordia while doing my voluntary work at Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. The ambiance was pretty cool, and the vibe of Laboratoire de Cinéma, as they promise, was all over the air.
Two things worry me a little, though. First, even though I’m only 31 years old, the prospect student seems to be in the mid 20’s, so I kind of felt that, in the eternal words of Danny Glover, I’m too old for this s4!t.
But looking like a creepy older student is the least of my worries. The real reason I doubt I’ll apply to this program is the fact that is 2 years full-time, and probably 4 years half-time. And then there’s the thesis project. I mean, this program seems to be designed for students that don’t have jobs. Even though right now I’m in between jobs (or maybe in between seasons if Misión Emilio's second season gets a green light), I'll probably find a job in Montreal pretty soon.
L’INIS offers great programs that last for about 6 months but they’re also full-time, and at the end you a Cerfificate, not a Masters Degree. Any suggestions?
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