Master On Campus

Writing for Film and Television

Emerson College

24 months
1296 USD/credit 38880 USD/year
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The low-residency Writing for Film and Television program of Emerson College emphasizes the art and business of film and television writing, as well as innovative writing for other emergent forms of media, from long- and short-form films to series television and webisodes.


About the Program

By graduation, students of the Writing for Film and Television program of Emerson College will have a complete portfolio of professional-caliber work. Each semester begins with a six-day residency, alternating between our Boston and LA locations, where students engage in:

  • Master classes;
  • Seminars;
  • Screenings;
  • Intensive workshops;
  • Peer group workshops; and
  • Guest lectures, staged readings, and pitch sessions.

At the end of each residency, you will return home ready to begin writing, participating in online workshops, and attending virtual meetings with your advisor and peers. You will enroll in one online topics course per semester to supplement and contextualize the skills learned in your writing workshops.

Programme Structure

  • writing workshops
  • online topics courses
  • seminars
  • master classes
  • workshops and lectures in history
  • theory and the art and craft of screenwriting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Emerson College cannot accept applications from international students for the low-residency program at this time.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: For application review, unofficial transcripts will suffice and can be uploaded directly to your application prior to submission.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • There is one required essay for this program, which can be submitted online with your application.
  • Writing sample.
  • Professional resume.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1296 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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