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Scholarships and Grants


Beginning with the class of 2024, all MFA students in the MFA in Writing for the Screen+Stage program will receive full scholarships for both years, including full tuition and living stipend.

Teaching Assistantships (TA-SHIPS):
In the second year of the program, MFA students will teach 2 undergraduate writing workshops and fulfil other research and graduate assistant responsibilities, in consultation with faculty.

Production opportunities

You’ll have access to:

  • A $5000 grant to help you bring to life your play, screenplay, or teleplay
  • Our first-class facilities and equipment, including professional cameras, lighting & sound equipment, computer labs, several professional stages, television and film studios with 180-degree cycloramas and full lighting grids, an extensive film library, as well as a blackbox studio that can be used for filming or staging works
  • An opportunity to see the professional actors of Remy Bumppo, an innovative Chicago theatre company, perform a directed reading of one of your pieces
  • Internships in LA, NY, or Chicago
  • Radio/TV/Film mediamaking courses
  • Facilities at School of Communication