Summer 2016: June 20 – July 29
Are you ready for your big breakthrough? Our summer Screenwriting & Film Studies M.A. & M.F.A. graduate programs offer a riveting experience unlike anything on the East Coast. We’ll challenge your expectations and help harness your writing gifts for the big screen and television. Small classes mean you’ll grow as a writer under personalized instruction. And you’ll develop close relationships with classmates, professors, and advisors alike.
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.
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.
Be the Artist You Were Born to Be
The program breeds a strong and mutual respect between students and professors. It will encourage you to be the artist you were born to be.
– Jared Gordon
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like working on a film set, our MFA in screenwriting is for you. During this six-week program, students work, eat, and live on campus together in a small working environment taught by professionals, and for aspiring professional writers.
Workdays that last 16 hours are the norm, but your passion and devotion for your craft will make it seem like half that time. If you’re ready to be a part of something great and build relationships that last longer than your experience, then you’ve come to the right place.
Our instructors are internationally renowned and some of the most experienced in the country — including professors from the esteemed UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. And in a small class setting, they’ll also take the time to get to know you, and your goals for the future.
You’ll also benefit from a series of film screenings and discussions, as well as visiting screenwriters, filmmakers, and film scholars. Recent guests have included:
- Peter Riegert (The Sopranos)
- Tom Noonan (Damages, Hell on Wheels)
- Academy Award-winner Marleen Gorris (Antonia’s Line)
- Scott Kosar (The Machinist)
- Sabrina Dhawan (Monsoon Wedding)
Cost & Applying
Summer 2016 tuition: $830 per credit hour, or $6,640 for the normal load of two (2) four-credit courses. [Note: tuition for summer 2017 will not increase.]
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: $1,130
- Health services: $30
Want to Know More?
Program Director Tim Albaugh is happy to answer your questions.