Summer 2017: June 19 – July 28
Our summer Screenwriting and Film Studies M.F.A. and M.A. programs offer an experience unlike anything on the East Coast. We’ll challenge your expectations and help you prepare for a career in writing for film, television and digital media. Small classes with personalized instruction drive growth in our students and foster deep, long term relationships. You’ll work with professors who have worked in the industry, learning directly from experienced professionals with a long list of credentials.
For those wanting to pursue a professional career in filmmaking, the Master of Fine Arts offers an intensive, six-week program each summer. Students generally complete the degree requirements in three to five summers.
Screenwriting & Film Studies M.A.
A master’s in this program prepares you for a rigorous academic and critical study of film. The degree may be completed in three to five summers.
Passionate about story and film
By delving into screenwriting at Hollins, I developed the most important component of my film career, which is storytelling. It allowed me a deep understanding of character creation, conflict, story structure, and script writing that I couldn’t have learned through film production. I was lucky to be surrounded with people who are passionate about story and film who continue to be part of my go-to network today.
– Niam Itani
Come prepared to work. You’ll develop, pitch, and write your film, television and digital media projects. During our six-week program, students immerse themselves in a professional, collaborative environment. They work with, and learn from, industry professionals with decades of experience in the film and television industry.
Come be a part of a one-of-a-kind program. At Hollins, you’ll build relationships that will not only enrich you, but also prepare you for your future.
Our faculty consists of professors from world renowned film schools including UCLA, NYU, and the University of Texas at Austin. Other instructors include professional film and television writers and some of the most innovative creators of digital media on the scene today.
Each summer we welcome guest artists to share their work and experience. Past speakers have included:
- Amy Aniobi (writer; Silicon Valley, The Michael J. Fox Show, HBO’S Insecure; writer/creator, Amy And Lisa Are Black)
- Lisa McQuillan (writer; Blackish, Dr. Ken; writer/creator, Amy And Lisa Are Black)
- Barbara Curry (The Boy Next Door, Hallmark Channel’s Anything For Love)
- Jessica Yingling (producer, Anything For Love)
- Ana Lily Amirpour (writer/director of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Bad Batch)
- Scott Kosar (writer, The Machinist)
- Cameron Porsandeh (writer/executive producer, SyFy’s Helix)
Cost & Applying
Summer 2017 tuition: $830 per credit hour, or $6,640 for the normal load of two (2) four-credit courses.
Student scholarships and loans are available. To apply, first complete the FAFSA form annually.
- New student nonrefundable deposit: $400
- Returning student deposit: $200
- Technology fee: $85/summer
- Housing: $1,175
- Health services: $30
Want to Know More?
Program Director Tim Albaugh is happy to answer your questions.