Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Film and Theatre, M.F.A., Screenwriting concentration

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Program Overview: 

The M.F.A. in Film and Theatre program provides professional training in areas of film and theatre arts through intensive, focused instruction that prepares students for advanced positions in their fields. Students apply and are admitted to one of five specializations: Film Production, Screenwriting, Theatre Design, Theatre Performance-Acting, and Theatre Performance-Directing.  


Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for MFA Theatre Arts

Students will be able to apply theory in written and oral form within the discipline through classroom exercises/presentations and in a comprehensive examination.  

Students will demonstrate competency in a broad spectrum of theatre genres, styles, theories, and methodologies, as well as a broad knowledge of theatre literature and history.  

Students will demonstrate direct application of theory within their discipline through both classroom exercises and publicly presented productions. 


Admission Requirements: 

In addition to meeting the minimum standards for admission to the Graduate School, an applicant is accepted for graduate work in film or theatre upon recommendation of the departmental graduate committee based upon a bachelor’s degree in film or theatre or clearly demonstrated skills and creative ability in their field.  

For Screenwriting: Applicants should submit a single-author feature screenplay (80-150 pages) or episodic teleplay writing of a minimum of 60 pages (a pilot episode, or several shorter episodes). 

Elective requirements

Select 5 of the following:

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