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MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage

ART. CRAFT. BUSINESS. VISION. COMMUNITY.

Our two-year MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage is founded upon these five principles, principles that have also guided Northwestern's highly successful undergraduate Creative Writing for the Media Program.

Art

What is it I want to say? What's the best idiom in which to say it?

Craft

What techniques might I use to elicit the response I want from my audience?

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Student News 2016

MFA First Year Kate Royal (Class of 2017) interviewed with MFA alumn Sarah Gubbins (Class of 2008) about representation, art, and writing on After Ellen: http://www.afterellen.com/tv/477647-sarah-gubbins-cocked-new-tv-series-jill-soloway

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Alumni News 2016

  • Sarah Gubbins (‘08) is writing the pilot for Jill Soloway’s (Transparent) new Amazon series I Love Dick, as well as co-writing Soloway’s feature film Ten Aker Wood.
  • Jenny Hagel (’09) was staffed on Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Ethan Kass (’12) is a staff writer on TNT’s Murder in the First
  • Jen Spyra (’12) has joined the writing staff of Late Night with Stephen Colbert (WGA Award for Comedy)
  • Farhan Arshad (‘10) has been accepted into the Disney Storytellers program, and wrote an episode of ABC’s Dr. Ken
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Theater Productions and Publications

  • Sarah Gubbins’ (‘08) play Cocked premiered this spring at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Her play fml: How Carson McCullers Saved my Life premiered at Steppenwolf in 2012
  • Jenni Lamb (’13) has been selected for the 2015-16 Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit
  • MFA alumnae Milta Ortiz, Meridith Friedman, Sarah Gubbins and Jenni Lamb made The Kilroys List and Honorable Mentions of 2015.
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Master of Science in Health Communication

The one-year, professional MS degree in health communication is a unique program that will prepare students to solve important problems in healthcare by applying theories, concepts and methods from the communication arts and sciences. The program takes an innovative approach to health communication—bringing together the science of social influence with the science of human centered design.

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The Place for Sound

The MA in Sound Arts and Industries is a one-year master's program for media storytellers, artists, designers, theorists and others who place sonic expression at the center of their practice.

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Welcome Class of 2021

We are excited to have you join our innovative, cross-disciplinary, and vibrant academic community.

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