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MFA Programs specific to Screenwriting

  • American Film Institute (in Los Angeles) –Screenwriting
  • Boston University – Film Program with emphasis in Screenwriting
  • Chapman University (in California) - Screenwriting
  • Loyola Marymount University (in California) - Screenwriting
  • Northwestern University (in Illinois) –Writing for the Screen & Stage
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Screenwriting
  • University of Miami – Motion Picture Program w/Screenwriting MFA
  • University of Southern California (USC) –Writing for Screen & Television


MFA Programs with multi-focus, including Screenwriting

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Fiction, poetry, scripts, and creative nonfiction
  • University of California, Riverside – Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts
  • University of Texas at Austin – Fiction, poetry, playwriting, or screenwriting


MFA Programs in Creative Writing
You may be able to develop your own focus in screenwriting within these programs:

  • Bard College (in New York) – Poetry, Short Fiction, and Mixed-media writing
  • Columbia (in NYC) – Creative Writing, including Playwriting
  • Florida State University – Creative Writing
  • New York University – Creative Writing
  • San Diego State University – Fiction and Poetry
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale – Fiction and Poetry
  • Syracuse University (in New York) – Fiction and Poetry
  • Temple University (in Philadelphia) – Fiction and Poetry
  • University of California, Irvine – Fiction and Poetry
  • University of Washington – Fiction and Poetry
  • Western Washington University - Fiction, Poetry, and Non-fiction

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