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The MFA in Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media is an intensive program that concentrates exclusively on writing, pitching and the business side of being a professional writer. In this highly collaborative environment, you will write two screenplays, three spec television scripts and a spec pilot. You will also be a staff writer on two web series. So if your goal is to complete a marketable body of work that is ready for literary representation, script sales or options, open writing assignments and staff positions, our program will give you the creative edge you need.
MFA Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media Degree Requirements
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Story Development Skills
Written Presentation Skills
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
Please see Degree Breakdown for requirements for the program. Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests, either online or in our world-class facilities in San Francisco.
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The MFA program in Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media will develop your ability to deliver compelling stories, characters and scripts that grab the reader’s attention. You will create a diverse body of work including feature films, television spec scripts, and original web series.
Jana Sue Memel
Executive Director, School of Motion Pictures & Television and School of Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media