Columbia University, based in New York, NY offers a fully funded MFA in Film. The MFA curriculum nurtures storytelling and helps students to explore, refine, and celebrate their vision. The two MFA programs in filmmaking, Screenwriting/Directing, and Creative Producing shares a common first year. All the courses within this unique, integrated curriculum focus on film as a medium for the telling of stories. The School of the Arts offers a number of fellowships and scholarships to incoming full-time MFA students who demonstrate a combination of merit, documented financial need, and/or a commitment to serve the school through one of the service opportunities.