Degree Requirements | SCREENWRITING
The School of the Arts Areas of Film and Theatre offer a Master of Fine Arts degree with four fields of study in Film-Production, Film-Screenwriting, Theatre-Performance (Acting or Directing), and Theatre-Design (Scenic, Lighting, or Costume). For Playwriting please see the Creative Writing Workshop. The Department works with the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Our MFA programs reflect NAST's highest standards.
Students may elect to concentrate in Film - Screenwriting. The program requires completion of 45 credit hours of study plus a thesis project.
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MFA in Screenwriting
Comprehensive Exam – Year Two
A comprehensive exam in the student's genre area that will be prepared, administered, and graded by the thesis committee. It will concern itself with the literature of the student's genre area.
Thesis Project - Year Three
The MFA in Screenwriting requires a creative thesis for which the student may receive six hours of preparation credit (FTA 7000). The Screenwriting thesis will be prepared under the supervision of a committee approved by the graduate school. The committee will ordinarily consist of three members of the graduate faculties of the departments of Film & Theatre and English. The thesis director and at least one other member must teach screenwriting.