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

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A well-rounded screenwriter is a more effective screenwriter. That’s why a well-rounded curriculum lies at the heart of Boston University’s ...
Degrees Offered
  1. 2 Year M.F.A.
Concentrations
  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

Lychee

Member
If anyone out there is current BU MFA screenwriting student or an alum, I'd love to connect. I was just accepted for fall of 2018 and I'm excited about the possibility of attending. Thanks!
 

Kira

MFA TV Writer @UCLA
Staff member
FilmSchool.org Writer
If anyone out there is current BU MFA screenwriting student or an alum, I'd love to connect. I was just accepted for fall of 2018 and I'm excited about the possibility of attending. Thanks!
I did not go to BU for the MFA program, but I went to BU for my undergrad and took screenwriting classes / knew the MFA students. I know a bit about the program so feel free to ask :)
 

civetta

Well-Known Member
hey, congratulations to everyone who got accepted! I got my offer too.
I haven’t decided yet, but can you tell me more about the program, professors, opportunities? any information )) thank you!
 
well, i’m out. sorry guys. just got my letter of rejection today. pretty impersonal! too bad, was hoping to get some feedback.

still, i’m surprisingly chipper about it! thought i’d be feeling much more bummed about this. i can’t imagine why...
 

civetta

Well-Known Member
is anybody planning to go for open house in March?
 

Forrest3

New Member
is anybody planning to go for open house in March?
I'm definitely going. If you're considering BU I'd definitely go, it seems like they set the whole thing up really well so that you get a chance to meet the faculty and sit in on a class. I forget all of the opportunities the open house has to offer, but if anyone ends up deciding to go I'm excited to meet all/any of you.
 

civetta

Well-Known Member
I'm definitely going. If you're considering BU I'd definitely go, it seems like they set the whole thing up really well so that you get a chance to meet the faculty and sit in on a class. I forget all of the opportunities the open house has to offer, but if anyone ends up deciding to go I'm excited to meet all/any of you.
what program have you applied to?
 

civetta

Well-Known Member
Yeah I hope so too.. Are you leaning toward BU or still keeping options open?
I really like BU program, but still deciding between BU and Chapman. Hope that Open House will give me more information.
What your options are?
 

Forrest3

New Member
I really like BU program, but still deciding between BU and Chapman. Hope that Open House will give me more information.
What your options are?
BU, still waiting to hear back from Emerson.. I also applied to Columbia, NYU, Northwestern and USC but those aren't looking so hot since notifications for those schools have already been sent out and I haven't heard anything. Good luck making your decision! Chapman has an awesome program too
 

civetta

Well-Known Member
BU, still waiting to hear back from Emerson.. I also applied to Columbia, NYU, Northwestern and USC but those aren't looking so hot since notifications for those schools have already been sent out and I haven't heard anything. Good luck making your decision! Chapman has an awesome program too
thank you. good luck to you too.
hope to see you in Boston next week.
 
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Hannaheh

Member
hey, congratulations to everyone who got accepted! I got my offer too.
I haven’t decided yet, but can you tell me more about the program, professors, opportunities? any information )) thank you!
Hey - I went for undergrad and have been contemplating grad school there, but I can't swing the open house with my current job. As far as the program - I think it is what you make of it. Professor Schneider, the head of the department, gets mixed reviews I think because he's not necessarily warm and fuzzy so he won't tell everyone what they want to hear, but he is extremely constructive and wants to see you succeed as I would say most of the professors do. Again - if you do a little research it's easy enough to weed out any outliers from that majority. The LA program is hugely beneficial considering you are on the east coast for most of your time there while preparing for a career that will most likely take you to the west coast. Nearly all my friends who went through it either found a job through their BU internship out their or through the BU network. Hope that helps some!
 

Manwitch

Active Member
Does anyone know roughly how many students are admitted into the Screenwriting MFA? I'm considering submitting an 11th hour application since they have rolling admissions until May 1st but I'm trying to gauge the futility of that if the class size is compact and they've already begun accepting people.
 

civetta

Well-Known Member
Does anyone know roughly how many students are admitted into the Screenwriting MFA? I'm considering submitting an 11th hour application since they have rolling admissions until May 1st but I'm trying to gauge the futility of that if the class size is compact and they've already begun accepting people.
usually they accepted 16-18 students
 
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