You can earn an MFA in one of three areas of emphasis:
The Writing & Producing for Television program will prepare you for a professional career in the television industry. Small class sizes (each cohort is a maximum of eight) facilitate close collaboration among students in a non-competitive, workshop environment. Unlike other programs, you will leave with a portfolio of speculative scripts, pilots and a webisode or trailer for a series you will write and produce.
The Screenwriting program teaches you how to think like a screenwriter through a progression of rigorous classes, constantly updated to ensure relevance in an evolving industry. Writers graduate with a minimum of three polished feature screenplays and two television scripts; you also leave with a solid understanding of the industry and the business skills necessary to succeed.
In the Film & Television Production program, you will gain experience in the crucial leadership role of director/producer/writer, with an emphasis on experiential learning. You can stress narrative or documentary production, and are encouraged to explore both. Students are required to shoot three films during their studies, including their thesis film.