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Television, Film, and Theatre - Writing

California State University Los Angeles

36 months
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16296 USD/year
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8216 USD/year
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About

Television, Film, and Theatre - Writing from California State University Los Angeles is a three-year, terminal degree program that prepares students for diverse professional and academic careers in content creation, acting, and writing in the narrative media. 

Overview

At Television, Film, and Theatre - Writing from California State University Los Angeles, students will learn current industry business practices and gain ample hands-on opportunities to develop a creative voice and vision as they work on stage, set, collaborative projects, and culminating projects while applying real-world skills. 

In addition to a core of praxis-centric courses, the MFA in TVFT program also includes coursework in the theory and aesthetics of theatre, film, television, and new media along with the history and politics of narrative.  

Historically, screenwriters, TV writers, and playwrights have stayed in their lane.  But not anymore.  In the last several years, and with the explosion of television and streaming services, there has been enormous crossover of feature film writers and playwrights into television.  With over 450+ TV shows being produced each year, the medium needs great writing talent, wherever they can find it.  

Students at Television, Film, and Theatre - Writing from California State University Los Angeles will:

  • be prepared to navigate all three fields, seamlessly, and expands their possibilities for success once out in the professional world.
  • benefit from on-going opportunities to contribute to department sponsored productions directed/produced by faculty, guest artists, and other students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Writers Room
  • Writing a Short Film
  • Writer's Workshop: Playwriting
  • Writer's Workshop: Pilot
  • Feature Writing
  • TV Spec: Drama

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

58 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA minimum: 3.0 or above
  • Cover Letter, resume or CV
  • Personal Statement/Letter of Intent
  • Unofficial Transcript (you will have to submit an official transcript if/when you confirm your admission)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Portfolio Samples

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16296 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    16296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16296 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    8216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8216 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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