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Screenwriting, M.F.A.

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About

At the innovative David Lynch MFA program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique while acquiring the knowledge you need to become a professional screenwriter. The practice of TM will help you grow personally while you sharpen your writing skills and gain access to deeper levels of your creativity, discovering how – as David Lynch says – to catch the big fish.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Script Analysis: A Creative Approach to Uncovering Deeper Levels of Meaning in Storytelling
  • Diving Deep into the Art of David Lynch: A Study in Freedom and Craft
  • The Science and Technology of Consciousness

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • An undergraduate degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • English proficiency test score (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Each graduate program has specific entrance requirements in addition to the above. Please see the webpage for the program of interest for these requirements by selecting the Degree Programs tab at the top of this page.

Tuition Fee

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    27530 USD/year
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  • National Applies to you

    27530 USD/year
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Living costs for Fairfield

  • 1035 - 1610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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