UCLA Screenwriting MFA 2020


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Hi all, new here. I didn't see a thread for this yet so I made one! My name's Priscilla and I'm considering applying to UCLA's Screenwriting program for 2020.
I just finished undergrad at the University of San Francisco with a degree in English (creative writing).

Anyone else planning to apply? :)

Chris W

As You Wish
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Deadline in November 1st or at least it was last year. They haven't updated with the 2019 due date yet.


Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
So which of the following are you planning on submitting?
  • Submit ONE of the following options in Script:
    • A FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAY (90-130 page max).
    • First 60 pages of a FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAY in progress.
    • One DRAMA PILOT and corresponding series bible (10-90 page max).
    • Two half-hour COMEDY/DRAMEDY scripts (each 40 page max).
  • Submit OPTIONAL CREATIVE WORK (10 page max).
    • Submit additional samples of prose (short fiction, novel in progress, etc).
    • DO NOT submit adaptations, spec episode scripts or co-written materials, these will NOT be reviewed.


Hi Priscilla!

I'm applying as well! Working on a feature length script but will likely be just the first 60 pages. I'm also including a short story for the optional sample.


Yessss UCLA!

Be sure to ask whatever questions you may have :) Go bruins!!!


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Hi Kira,

I plan on submitting a feature screenplay for my application but have been debating if I want to submit for the Creative Optional work section in the app. It gives examples but I’m thinking about submitting a series bible. My questions are:

1. Would the series bible work?
2. Did you submit any additional work in that section?
3. If so, do you think it helped you get accepted in UCLA?

Thanks! :)

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