Emerson College - MFA in Writing for Film and Television

Degrees Offered
2 Year M.F.A.
Yearly Tuition
$30k to $40k
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Application Deadlines
March 1 (Priority Deadline)
May 1 (Final Rolling Deadline)
To stay competitive in today’s market, film and television writers need to be able to work across platforms and genres. Designed with this in mind, our low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Film and Television emphasizes the art and business of film and television writing, as well as innovative writing for other emergent forms of media, from long- and short-form films to series television and webisodes. By graduation, students will have a complete portfolio of professional-caliber work.

Each semester begins with a six-day residency, alternating between our Boston and LA locations, where students engage in:

  • Master classes
  • Screenings
  • Intensive workshops
  • Peer group workshops
  • Visits to film and television studios and sets
  • Guest lectures, staged readings, and pitch sessions
At the end of each residency, you will return home ready to begin writing, submitting your work in installments online, participating in online peer/advisor workshops, attending virtual meetings with your advisor, and enrolling in two online topics classes per semester.

Build your creative portfolio, gain exposure to experts in your field, and develop your skills in screenwriting. Apply to our low-residency MFA in Writing for Film and Television today.
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