Boston University - College of Communication (M.F.A. Screenwriting)

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Degrees Offered
  1. 2 Year M.F.A.
  1. Screenwriting
Yearly Tuition
$40k to $50k
Application Deadlines
February 1, 2021: Priority Master’s Deadline (for consideration for all scholarships)
May 1, 2021 : Final Master’s Deadline
Location: Boston
  • 2 years, Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
  • Tuition: $57,686/year
Boston University takes the approach of “a well-rounded screenwriting is a more effective screenwriter” in their MFA in Screenwriting program. Students explore writing for different genres and mediums, develop their own ideas and adaptions, create spec scripts for current television shows, and conceptualize their own pilot idea. They also learn the business side of the screenwriting industry.

A unique twist to Boston’s University’s screenwriting program is that students spend their final semester studying in Los Angeles while completing an internship. Throughout their two years, students are taught by award-winning faculty. The admission process includes an official application, transcripts, three recommendation letters, resume, written and videoed answers through BU’s online platform, a personal statement, and two writing samples.

Learn more about Boston University’s application process here.
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GRE Required?
Portfolio Required?
Application Fee
$ 95
Letters of Reference Req.
Internship Opportunities
On-campus and Off-campus
Application Requirements
1) Personal Statement (750 words),
2) Two Fictional Writing Samples (20 pages), and
3) Video (1-3 minutes)

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