Discover Chicago, a groundbreaking hub
of new theater and independent film.
Master writing for film, television and theater.
Collaborate and connect with our leaders
in the entertainment industries.
ART. CRAFT. BUSINESS. VISION. COMMUNITY.
Our MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage is founded upon these five principles:
What is it I want to say? What’s the best idiom in which to say it?
What techniques might I use to elicit the response I want from my audience?
How can I see my work funded, produced, performed and distributed? How do I create a portfolio that showcases my voice? Within classes, we explore pitching, business contracts and industry dynamics. Outside of classes, high-end artistic internships and independent studies in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles take you into the professional worlds of theatre, film and television to learn on-the-job.
Rather than just plugging into existing opportunities and forms, how can I think about writing in a new way, combine different media, genres, or idioms and make use of technology to imagine not just a particular play, screenplay, or teleplay, but to envision what playwriting, screenwriting and television could be?
Over the course of the Program you will learn, work and grow together to form a close-knit artistic community with your fellow students – all of whom are wildly talented writers.
Art. Craft. Business. Vision. Community.
The MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage.
Our program combines the best of an MFA in Screenwriting and an MFA in Playwriting.
Questions? Call 847-467-1157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.