Admission Requirements

The M.F.A in Writing and Producing for television is a highly competitive program, which seeks to recruit 20-25 students each year, who exhibit the ability to express themselves clearly and creatively in the written form. Applicants need not have a background in writing for TV and film, however, they will be required to submit, as part of the admissions process (see below), writing samples that demonstrate the potential required to write for the television medium.

To be admitted to this program, you must submit:

  • An application for admission (see below).
  • An original dramatic or comedic script written for film, TV or theater, or a sample of creative writing that reflects your story-telling ability to: or
  • Please be sure to include your name and contact information with these samples.
  • Two written recommendations: one professional and one academic.  Include contact information .
  • An up-to-date bio or CV.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Have earned an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university.
  • Complete a personal interview, which will be scheduled once the writing samples have been reviewed.

Submitting an Application for Admission

All applicants must apply for admission to Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Please apply online at My LIU. For my information on the admissions process, visit the Office of Admissions website.


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