Write for the stage, screen and cutting edge media – Scriptwriting & Story Design MFA at Ryerson University

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Engage and expand your creative voice through the MFA in Scriptwriting & Story Design – a two-year interdisciplinary program offered by the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University.

Workshop your ideas and access state-of-the-art technology labs, incubators, research centres, and global hubs – in a creative ecosystem like no other. Take foundational writing courses and then engage with peers and upper-year undergraduate students who can act, direct, and record performances to bring your creative vision to life.

Receive guidance and mentorship throughout the program from faculty members across three foundational schools: The School of Image Arts, Performance, and RTA School of Media. For the final thesis project, you will complete a full script for a feature film, a stage play, a television series, or other form of scripted media.

Apply to the MFA in Scriptwriting & Story Design program by January 18, 2021 to start in fall 2021.
Sign up for our upcoming information session – Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:00pm ET.

Focus areas within the program include:

  • autobiographical and personal narratives
  • collaborative creative processes
  • contemporary narrative
  • cultural diversity in the script and story development process
  • linear and non-linear story design
  • live-events scripting
  • narrative structures, styles and dramaturgical methodologies
  • occupational dynamics of stage and screenwriters
  • story iteration across multiple media forms

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Ryerson’s Home of Creativity
FCAD is where you come to learn, transform and reimagine everything you thought was creative. Enjoy a global experience in the heart of downtown Toronto by engaging directly with creative industries around the world. Develop your authentic voice to join the next generation of creative leaders.

Master the art of scriptwriting. Apply today through the program website.
For more information, contact Michael Coutanche, Graduate Program Director.

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