NYU Dramatic Writing MFA - Fall 2022 entry (1 Viewer)

Chris W

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This is a thread for those of you applying to NYU Dramatic Writing MFA for entry in Fall 2022. Reply below if you are planning to apply to meet your fellow applicants.

Here are our current admissions statistics and acceptance data from our database for the program:

NYU - Tisch Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing Acceptance Rate
24%
Admitted
26  out of   109   Admitted
22%
Waitlisted
24  out of   109   Waitlisted
54%
Not Admitted
59  out of   109  Not Admitted


    When you apply please add your application to our database so we can improve our data.

    Applications are due by 11:59 PM ET on December 1, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.

    Full application info:


    Reply below if you are applying to chat with your fellow applicants. :)
     
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    catmom

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    I'm applying this year after being rejected from the Film MFA last year!
     

    Chris W

    Willem was robbed
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    Admission to the program depends primarily on the quality of the writing that an applicant submits. We want to read your strongest work -- the piece that best shows off your unique voice. Your creative portfolio should consist of a single, complete work - a full-length play (up to 120 pages) or screenplay (90-120 pages) or an original episodic pilot (25-60 pages).

    Regardless of what type of work you submit, your script should tell a complete story. Note, in particular, a pilot should tell a complete story within the episode.

    If your complete work falls outside of these three areas (e.g., if you write a serial podcast) but is relevant to dramatic writing and is the work of which you are most proud, we will accept the portfolio for review. If you are submitting work that is not a play, screenplay, or pilot, please address this in an addendum to your personal statement. It must be evident to the admissions committee that your goals are in line with what our department can offer.

    All submitted work must be original and written solely by the applicant (i.e., no co-writes or adaptations). Applicants should not send videotapes or audiotapes of their work.

    NOTE: The GRE is not required for admission. Because this is a writing program operated in English, non-native English speakers must have excellent, nearly flawless English speaking and writing ability.

    What's everybody doing? Play? Screenplay? Pilot?
     

    Umie13

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    First time applicant and applying this year. Completed a full length feature. Just going through for any syntax errors.
     

    inconceivable!

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    Does anyone know if spec scripts are allowed for submission? I am applying with two 30 minute pilots and one of them is a spec script. Not sure if that is allowed and can't find further pilot guidelines on the website.
     

    Chris W

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    Does anyone know if spec scripts are allowed for submission? I am applying with two 30 minute pilots and one of them is a spec script. Not sure if that is allowed and can't find further pilot guidelines on the website.

    Here are the requirements:

    Admission to the program depends primarily on the quality of the writing that an applicant submits. We want to read your strongest work -- the piece that best shows off your unique voice. Your creative portfolio should consist of a single, complete work - a full-length play (up to 120 pages) or screenplay (90-120 pages) or an original episodic pilot (25-60 pages).

    Regardless of what type of work you submit, your script should tell a complete story. Note, in particular, a pilot should tell a complete story within the episode.

    If your complete work falls outside of these three areas (e.g., if you write a serial podcast) but is relevant to dramatic writing and is the work of which you are most proud, we will accept the portfolio for review. If you are submitting work that is not a play, screenplay, or pilot, please address this in an addendum to your personal statement. It must be evident to the admissions committee that your goals are in line with what our department can offer.

    All submitted work must be original and written solely by the applicant (i.e., no co-writes or adaptations). Applicants should not send videotapes or audiotapes of their work.


    Original episodic implies no spec script IMO. Better to be original anyways.
     
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