Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

MFA in Film

The MFA in Film is a two plus year program that includes a core curriculum in screenwriting, TV Writing, directing and producing, with production periods culminating in a feature screenplay, a 20-minute MFA thesis film, a television writer’s portfolio, or a feature producer’s package. Faculty Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, Alan Kingsburg, Magdalene Brandeis, Mercedes Ruehl, Jennie Allen, Lenny Crooks, Simone Pero, David Hinojosa, Karen Offitzer, and Jordan Roberts, along with top industry professionals, guide participants through the essential elements of independent film production and TV Writing. Hands-on, experiential, in-depth, project driven.

The curriculum requires 45-48 credits.

Interested students should request information from the department and find application information at

Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, especially if they plan to apply for financial aid.