ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Our program focuses on developing each student’s own creative process and the works that evolve from that process. It’s structured to attract exceptionally talented writers from throughout the US and beyond who are seeking to immerse themselves in an intensive, challenging artistic experience. The Writing for Stage and Screen program guides students through (1) the creation of new work for both stage and screen, (2) the initial testing of that work with SAG and AEA actors and other industry professionals, and (3) the preparation to enter the professional playing field with the skills, know-how, and networking necessary to launch a meaningful writing career. The end result is for every graduating student to have created a substantial body of work that evidences a solid understanding of what it takes to write successful and producible scripts for the stage or screen as well as the means and methods to achieve that goal.
Graduate Program Events
Learn more about our supportive and collaborative community of students, faculty, mentors, writers, and visiting artists! In our low-residency graduate programs, students develop a network of colleagues and build a sustainable career in the arts.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Manchester Campus, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Sharon Arts Center Campus, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458
“In NHIA’s Graduate Programs, we believe that the cross-disciplinary dialogue that emerges when our faculty and students are together will inspire and embolden anyone looking to launch a sustainable art career through an MFA, MAAE, or MAT. We have an exceptional community of artists and writers at NHIA! I invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events so you can witness the energy and cross-pollination for yourself” – Lucinda Bliss, Graduate Programs Dean
Friday, April 21 | Alison Hawthorne Deming Reading and Book Signing | River Run Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH | 6:00pm Meet NHIA’s Dean and MFA Creative Writing Director; 6:30pm Reading
Saturday, April 22 | NHIA Open House | Manchester Campus | 9am - 1pm
Saturday, June 24 | MFA Residency Visit Day | Manchester Campus | 9am-1pm
Monday, July 17 | MAAE Residency Visit Day | Manchester Campus | 9am-1pm