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Chris W
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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 ...
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  1. Chris W

    Chris W Get Busy Living Staff Member

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    #1 Chris W, Jun 12, 2016
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  2. Lychee

    Lychee New Member

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    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!
     
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  3. Kira

    Kira MFA Screenwriter @UCLA

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    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 :)
     
  4. Lychee

    Lychee New Member

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    Just Dm'ed you Kira! Thanks, much.
     
  5. Hannaheh

    Hannaheh New Member

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    Hey @Lychee - I just got my offer too (for TV), but I went here for undergrad and really liked the program and the professors.
     
  6. civetta

    civetta Member

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    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!
     
  7. Riki Tiki Tavi

    Riki Tiki Tavi Member

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    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...
     
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  8. civetta

    civetta Member

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    is anybody planning to go for open house in March?
     
  9. Forrest3

    Forrest3 New Member

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    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.
     
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    civetta Member

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    what program have you applied to?
     
  11. Forrest3

    Forrest3 New Member

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    Screenwriting
     
  12. civetta

    civetta Member

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    well, then I hope to see you there ;)
     
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  13. Forrest3

    Forrest3 New Member

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    Yeah I hope so too.. Are you leaning toward BU or still keeping options open?
     
  14. civetta

    civetta Member

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    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?
     
  15. Forrest3

    Forrest3 New Member

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    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
     
  16. civetta

    civetta Member

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    thank you. good luck to you too.
    hope to see you in Boston next week.
     
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  17. Hannaheh

    Hannaheh New Member

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    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!
     
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  18. Manwitch

    Manwitch Member

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    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.
     
  19. civetta

    civetta Member

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    usually they accepted 16-18 students
     
  20. Manwitch

    Manwitch Member

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    I see. Thanks. That's tighter than I thought. Perhaps I'll wait for the priority deadline next year.
     

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