Screenwriting Workshops

Your workshops are designed to be inclusive and respectful, to help all students strengthen their writing. Creative work will be completed in installments and submitted online, followed by detailed and thoughtful peer/professor online workshops. Following the group critiques, you will have a comprehensive, scheduled online or phone meeting with your professor to discuss the progress of your creative work and receive editorial notes on how to refine it. You will learn how to give and get feedback, to respect the integrity of others’ creative material, and to approach your work as an art form.

Semel Chair Master Classes and Workshops

Past Semel Chairs have included:

  • Alex Cox, writer and director of Repo Man
  • Courtney Kemp, creator and showrunner of Power
  • Joey Soloway, creator, director, and writer of Transparent
  • Graham Moore, writer of the Academy Award–winning screenplay for The Imitation Game
  • Krista Vernoff, showrunner for Grey’s Anatomy
  • Dustin Lance Black, writer of the Academy Award–winning screenplay for Milk
  • Cheo Hodari Coker, creator of Luke Cage
  • Mara Brock Akil, creator of Being Mary Jane
  • David Magee, writer of Life of Pi

Online Learning at Emerson

The program balances synchronous and asynchronous coursework and workshops, which will have you interacting with your peers and professors each week. Faculty members are available for virtual and in-person office hours each week and are there to support your writing and growth throughout the program. You’ll find that each cohort has its own way of connecting outside of structured courses and experiences a sense of community that continues beyond the online platform, building lifelong relationships and friendships.

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