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For Domestic and International Admissions, the Fall 2023 Scholarship Deadline has been extended to January 15, 2023. Priority deadline is March 15, 2023.
Rolling admissions follow through June 1, 2023.


magdalene brandeisWhen you become a part of our MFA Programs in Film and Television Writing, you join a community of world-class filmmakers: directors, television writers, screenwriters, and producers who gather together in a cutting edge/urban arts incubator.  

Led by legendary producer, Artistic Director Christine Vachon of Killer Films and our stellar faculty, our mission is to train students in all forms of visual storytelling.

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Our MFA in Television Writing is among the most comprehensive in the world. Students will graduate with a portfolio of three original pilot scripts; they will also write, direct and produce a micro pilot for an original web series. Additionally, students will learn how to work in collaborative writers rooms with working showrunners to break stories and build season arcs on both open-ended and limited series. Upon graduation, MFA students will be ready to break in and thrive in professional writers rooms as well as succeed as content creators.


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Amazing conversations with heavy hitters about independent film directing in the new world.


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IN THE LOOP is the monthly newsletter for the Film and TV Writing program. Read the latest edition!

SCREEN DAILY INTERVIEWED PAMELA KOFFLER about her life in the film business

ALUM YASMINE GOMEZ line produced/commcms/mfa-film-tv/news/press-releases.php#gomez on immigrant families, Split at the Root

SAVAGE LAND SCREENING IN NYC - Faculty Niav Conty was the award-winning cinematographer for the feature-length documentary

PERRY BLACKSHEAR'S WHEN I CONSUMER YOU nets positive review by Movieweb

CHRISTINE VACHON will deliver the keynote speech at Sundance Film Festival: London on June 11

JANUARY 2022 FILM GRAD YI-CHIANG LIN talks with Shoutout LA about his thesis feature film

PRODUCTION I AND II SCREENINGS are held in person at Cinepolis theater in Chelsea

EUGINA GELBELMAN'S FEATUREThe White Goddesspremiered at the Fright Nights Festival in Austria

TEENAGE EUTHANASIA is named by Time Magazine as one of the best TV shows for September 2021

VIDEO DIRECTED BY LISA THOMAS for The Dust Bowl Faeries wins a Munich video music award

MICAH DEMBY NETS TURNER RESEARCH AWARD for her short film, Silhouette

poster art

View the poster art for features that have come out of the MFA in Film program.

tom of your life poster     girl in straw hat poster

white goddess poster     christmas tree love poster

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