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Michelle Hoppe-Long
Director of Fine Arts
Charlotte Christian School
Regent Grad, 2002


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Master of Fine Arts Degree in Cinema-Television

Concentration: Script & Screenwriting

On-Campus and Online Degree Overview

Do you want to tell important, worthwhile stories that will leave a lasting impression on your audience? The first and only degree of its kind taught from a faith-based perspective, Regent's MFA in Cinema-Television with a concentration in Script & Screenwriting will not only provide a deeper knowledge of plot and character development but will afford you valuable mentorship by a faculty of industry leaders focused on preparing you for a career as a professional writer. As a Regent student, you will have several opportunities to see your work produced—graduating with a minimum of three full-length scripts.

MFA in Cinema-TV: Script & Screenwriting Highlights

Curriculum: View courses and descriptions.
Length: 44 credits. May be completed in two years. Students may begin the program in the fall or spring semester.
Format: Offered entirely online or on-campus on our Virginia Beach campus.
Results: Master of Fine Arts Degree in Cinema-Television with a concentration in Script & Screenwriting.
Important Links: Apply Now | Tuition & Financial Aid | Thesis & Portfolio Guidelines | Cinema-TV Department | Technology Recommendations

Career Opportunities

Students will gain significant experience in all facets of film and television writing due to their in-class instruction and the number of projects they will write for the film department each year of their MFA program. Upon graduation you will be prepared for a number of professional writing jobs such as:

Feature Film Screenwriter, Copywriter, Television Writer, Trade Writer/Film Critic, Executive Producer (television), Editor/Script Doctor, Playwright, University Professor

MFA in Cinema-TV: Script & Screenwriting graduates will be able to:

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of commonly discussed and applied film and television theories and aesthetics.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize a film, television, or video project, which includes development, research, scriptwriting, character development, scene analysis, and storyline development.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply research skills to the process of creating film and television production for public consumption.
  • Students will demonstrate an integration of their Christian faith in their professional-quality media work.

Admissions Contact:

Dan Nettleton
888.777.7729
comadmissions@regent.edu