Hey thanks for doing this! Do you feel like you’re getting a lot out of the program so far? Have you gotten any sense of how successful students are after they graduate? Are you enjoying living in Boston? Is there decent housing that’s at least somewhat affordable? Thanks!
Awesome! Thanks for the info.I have 100 percent become a better writer. I’ve been happy with the curriculum so far, the workshops are always great, and it’s just great being around people interested in the same thing.
As to prior students, there is a solid amount of success. There’s someone from the last graduating class that I know of who just got an official job with Sony. It’s like any program, you still have to work after you get the degree, the MFA itself won’t just magically get your script green lit but you will have the tools to put yourself in position to do so. There are a lot of BU grads not just in screenwriting, but from the general College of Communication that work in LA.
Boston is fun, there’s a lot to do. As far as affordable housing, I mean that’s relative to the person and the area. Like Brookline is sort of swanky so the prices go up. I wouldn’t expect to pay anything less than $1000 a month.
Just thought of one more thing. The semester in LA was a big reason why I applied and it seems like a great opportunity. Have they gone into any more detail about that throughout your time there?
They have not talked about it a lot yet. It seems to be something they want to focus more on when you reach fall of your second year.Just thought of one more thing. The semester in LA was a big reason why I applied and it seems like a great opportunity. Have they gone into any more detail about that throughout your time there?
The production course is required but, if you’ve taken a video production in say undergrad, you can get out of the one they schedule you for and take something else. A couple people did that in my class.There's a production course that is required in the first semester-- how many opportunities have you had after that to produce your scripts? Are there ample opportunities to produce any of your work there? Is it even a requirement?
Are there teaching assistantships available? What other methods are typically used to finance the education?
Thanks for doing this. Do the screenwriting program and the directing program every meet for a project? Can you talk a little about your application process, like how you got in?
Do you mind adding what you remember from your application to the tracker? That would be helpful to a lot of people.I submitted part of a feature and a short, and my gpa was a 3.3 aside from that there’s the video and the personal statement