Our Professional Programs are a unique experience, offering access to the knowledge and expertise of world-class faculty in a graduate level of study, without the time commitment of obtaining a master’s degree. Modeled after the TFT graduate classes, our evening non-degree professional programs are fully immersive, challenging and customized for busy professionals who desire the quality of instruction offered by a world-renowned institution but may lack the time or finances to dedicate to a graduate degree program. Our professional programs are the perfect avenue for growing your talents in your chosen craft.
There are many exciting options available including: The Professional Program in Screenwriting (On Campus and Online), The Professional Program in Producing, Summer Workshops in Screenwriting (On Campus and Online), and Advanced Workshops in Screenwriting (On Campus and Online).
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Featured Professional Programs Alumni Highlights 2011-2012
- Natasha Pincus snags two MTV Video nominations Professional Program in Screenwriting alum Natasha Pincus has been nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards for the video she created for Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know." The clip is now one of YouTube's top 25 most viewed videos of all time.Learn more
- James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" acquired by SPC"Smashed" directed by Professional Program Alum James Ponsoldt is being acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for a reported $1,000,000. The film co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Mary Kay Place co-star in the film.Learn more
- Armbruster's "Beautiful Boy" picked up for distribution Shawn Ku’s rapturously reviewed "Beautiful Boy," co-written by Professional Program in Screenwriting alumnus Michael Armbruster MFA ’04, stars Maria Bello and Michael Sheen as the grief-stricken parents of a violent and suicidal college student.Learn more
- MARC MAURINO'S "INSIDE THE MACHINE" SOLD TO CBS FILMS CBS Films has acquired the rights to Marc Maurino’s original screenplay Inside the Machine, the company announced today. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are attached to produce for ContraFilm, which brought the project to CBS.Learn more