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M.F.A. in Screenwriting

Estados Unidos


¿Qué aprenderé?

The California State University, Northridge Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting degree is for students who seek a rigorous, professionally oriented education in writing for film and television. The Department of Cinema and Television Arts prepares highly skilled and motivated individuals for careers in the entertainment industry and for careers as artist-teachers in college and university film and television departments. Only applicants who demonstrate an exceptional level of talent, creativity and commitment to personal intellectual development will be admitted into the program. The highest academic and artistic standards, as well as professional decorum, will be expected throughout the course of study. Forty-two units of graduate work are required, including the writing of motion picture screenplays, narrative television scripts, directing for TV and a culminating experience writing a feature-film screenplay as the M.F.A. thesis for this terminal degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced writing proficiency appropriate for entry into competitive professional screenwriting and teleplay-writing careers.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, research and analytical skills appropriate for accomplishing professional and personal goals.
  • Demonstrate the practical communication and technical skills required for entry into a competitive professional field.
  • Demonstrate insight into and objective understanding of screen story structures when analyzing scripts or outlines, and the ability to offer positive, ethical solutions for story problems.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the issues of cultural inclusiveness and diversity in creative work, along with a basic understanding of creative ownership law.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Mike Curb College of Arts Media and Communication

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (42 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$8.524,00 por año
Tuition and other fees: USD $4,262 for seven or more units per semester

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

26 Agosto 2023, 20 Enero 2024


Mike Curb College of Arts Media and Communication

Nordhoff Hall/Cypress Hall Bridge,

18111 Nordhoff Street,



91330, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

An international master’s (or post-baccalaureate graduate) student has completed a post-secondary degree equal to a U.S. bachelor's degree. Graduate students may apply for admission to a master's or doctoral degree program at CSUN.

Para estudiantes internacionales

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and a proven record of success in courses focused on narrative or dramatic writing (with at least one or two such courses taken and a “B” average or better achieved in them).

Students lacking a sufficient academic or professional background in film or television may be expected to expand their knowledge of those fields through enrollment in courses assigned by the graduate advisor before admission into the program.

A 2.5 grade point average or higher in all undergraduate courses completed, including lower division and community college classes, and a 3.0 grade point average or higher in all cinema and/or television arts courses taken.

IELTS Academic - International English Language Test System: 6.5

PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English: 58

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet Based score: 79; Paper-based score: 550

iTEP Academic - International Test of English Proficiency: 4.0

DET – Duolingo English Test: 105

Application deadline for Fall term is May 31st, Spring term is Oct 31st.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


Acerca de California State University Northridge

"CSUN brinda a los estudiantes la formación académica y la experiencia práctica para ser profesionales capacitados".

  • Más de 130 programas de grado
  • Reconocido Programa Intensivo de Inglés (IEP) presencial
  • Hermoso clima soleado durante todo el año
  • Entorno de aprendizaje diverso

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