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Scriptwriting & Story Design Information Session

 

Program Information Session Recording Fall 2021


Admission Requirements


The Scriptwriting and Story Design MFA program accepts applications for admission in the Fall term only.  

The program is only offered in a Full-time format, no Part-Time option is available at this time. 

Academic

Completion of a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, or equivalent. Degree or concentration in a field related to the MFA program such as English, Fine Arts, Film, Theatre, or Media Production will be particularly useful.

Minimum GPA of 3.00/4.33 (B or equivalent) in the last two years of study

Non-academic

Your statement of 500-1000 words should address the following:

  • Your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in Scriptwriting & Story Design.

  • A description of the major writing project you wish to pursue.

  • How your previous studies and experience have prepared you for this program.

  • Your career objectives and how this degree program relates to them.

Other program-specific background information such as a resumé/CV and Statement of Interest must be submitted as part of your online application.

All letters of recommendation must come directly from the referee. At least one recommendation letter must be from a professor familiar with the student’s work. Student submitted copies will not be accepted.

The interdisciplinary admissions committee requires documentation of creative written work as follows:

  • One script in theatre, film or video/television or equivalent script-based media format (web series, etc.)

- OR -

  • Two samples of story outlines or treatments (or one of each for a total of 2)

- OR -

  • One sample of a story outline or treatment plus a critical exploration of a character or narrative style

The submission should be work that you feel best represents your talent and your creative voice.

The sample(s) do not need to be related to the intended thesis project identified in your statement of interest.



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Information Sessions & Appointments

We meet with potential applicants on an individual basis. For those who are unable to attend due to travel or accessibility restrictions, we will schedule telephone calls by appointment. Please email michael.coutanche@ryerson.ca to set up an appointment.