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Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting 

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Our program — with its bold, daring mission — has drawn the attention and the support of some of the most successful and well-known writers in Hollywood. Our faculty includes some of the best working writers in the profession, and our curriculum includes an in-depth look at the business side of TV and screenwriting.  Explore more: program highlights, student achievements and stories

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Stephens is proud to be the first college in the nation to offer a low-residency MFA program specifically for TV and screenwriting. Our students come to Los Angeles twice a year for 10-day workshops at the beautiful Jim Henson Studio. Between workshops, students work one-on-one online with at least four different mentors over two years. Two years + four workshops in Hollywood = your M.F.A. Explore in-depth

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We can't wait to hear YOUR story. Here’s what you need to get started: application process and requirements and tuition, fees and cost of attendance. You can always contact us at [email protected]

Jan Marino Scholarship Announcement

The Stephens College M.F.A. program is proud to announce Lesli “Z” Zephyr as the recipient of the inaugural Jan Marino Scholarship for Women Over 55. To read more, click here.

To learn more the scholarship and applying to our program, please contact Lindsey Boudinot at [email protected].”


Important Application Deadlines

DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED. Due to the announcement of the Jan Marino Scholarship for Women Over 55, we are extending our deadlines to allow for more applications to the scholarship. Whether you are applying for the scholarship or not, the new application deadlines are:

  • Application deadline: April 30
  • Intent form and $200 deposit due: May 18, 2018
  • TMS (payment plan system) will be open to new M.F.A. students on July 15, 2018


The Inner Circle: Voices and Media 

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