Department of Visual & Media Arts
Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Film & Television
Emerson’s MFA in Writing for Film and Television is a progressive two-year low residency program that brings together a community of students for focused, rigorous instruction. Building on Emerson’s long-standing Department of Visual and Media Arts, the low residency MFA program emphasizes practice in film and television writing as well as innovative writing for other emergent forms of media.
Each semester includes:
- A six-day on-campus residency (alternating between Emerson's Boston campus and Emerson Los Angeles)
- Online topics classes
- Screenwriting workshops
Emerson’s campuses offer diverse environments where MFA students will have the opportunity to be closely connected to long-established communities of scriptwriters and filmmakers, as well as the feature film and television and cable industries.