Domestic Applications - OPEN
You should submit your application, including all supporting documents, via the online portal by the First Consideration Deadline:
January 19, 2024.
Applications will be accepted until the program has filled all available spots in the program and the waitlist.
International Application - OPEN
You should submit your application, including all supporting documents, via the online portal by the Preferred Deadline :
December 10, 2023
Applications will be accepted until the First Consideration Deadline: January 19, 2024, at which point the
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
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 email@example.com to set up an appointment.