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In Fall 2020, we will award a handful of Robert Sklar Diversity Fellowships to our incoming students, particularly to those students who can contribute to the diversity of Stony Brook. 

Recipients of funding offers who can contribute to the diversity of Stony Brook may be additionally eligible for the Turner Fellowship. Those with outstanding academic promise may be eligible for the Graduate Council Fellowship

For more information on scholarship opportunities prior to our January 15, 2020 deadline, please see the "boxed" area on our admissions page, or contact


brandeis  When you become a part of our MFA Program in Film and TV Writing, you join a community of world-class filmmakers: directors, TV writers, screenwriters, and producers who gather together in a cutting edge/urban arts incubator.  Led by legendary producer Christine Vachon of Killer Films and our stellar faculty, our mission is platform agnostic. We train students in all forms of visual storytelling.

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alan kingsbergThrough small collaborative workshops designed to mimic professional writers rooms, intensive one-on-one advisement and supporting classes with industry professionals, Stony Brook's TV Writing curriculum will prepare you to build the professional TV writing portfolio that can launch your career in a field that is not only in a golden age of creativity but also of opportunity.



TODD HAYNES, DIRECTOR OF KILLER FILMS' 'DARK WATERS,' is the subject of a new profile in The New Yorker

SIMONE PERO was honored by Cynopsis as one of its 2019 Top Women in Media, in the Community Builder category.

NOELLE P. WILSON AND KATE LEVITT wrote the winning scripts in the NOFO TVFest/SB Pilot Competition for best original television pilot.

STUDENT KATE LEVITT  won first prize at the Nantucket Film Festival for her one-hour pilot script, Living.

MAGDALENE BRANDEIS was interviewed by New York Women In Film and Television about turning the film school model on its head.

THE WRAP MAGAZINE RANKED the Stony Brook MFA in Film program number 32 on its list of the Top 50 U.S. film schools of 2018

MFA CANDIDATE JAMES EVANS recently hosted the first annual Mastic Beach Mini Indie Film Fest.

MFA IN FILM STUDENTS Jamie DiNicola and Kathleen Harty have had their short films entered into Toronto and New York film festivals.