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The Creative School Graduate Fair

October 27 at 6pm

The MFA in Scriptwriting & Story Design is an innovative two-year program offered by The Creative School, Ryerson’s home of creativity.

As a disrupter in innovative education, The Creative School 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.

Admission Requirements


Completion of a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, or equivalent. Degree or concentration in a field related to the MFA program such as English, Fine Arts, Film, Theatre, or Media Production will be particularly useful.

Minimum GPA of 3.00/4.33 (B or equivalent) in the last two years of study


Your statement of 500-1000 words should address the following:

  • Your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in Scriptwriting & Story Design.

  • A description of the major writing project you wish to pursue.

  • How your previous studies and experience have prepared you for this program.

  • Your career objectives and how this degree program relates to them.

Other program-specific background information such as a resumé/CV and Statement of Interest must be submitted as part of your online application.

All letters of recommendation must come directly from the referee. At least one recommendation letter must be from a professor familiar with the student’s work. Student submitted copies will not be accepted.

The interdisciplinary admissions committee requires documentation of creative written work as follows:

  • One script in theatre, film or video/television or equivalent script-based media format (web series, etc.)

- OR -

  • Two samples of story outlines or treatments (or one of each for a total of 2)

- OR -

  • One sample of a story outline or treatment plus a critical exploration of a character or narrative style

The work submitted should be related to the intended thesis project identified in the statement of interest.

Start writing the future of media.

Information Sessions & Appointments

We meet with potential applicants on an individual basis. For those who are unable to attend due to travel or accessibility restrictions, we will schedule telephone calls by appointment. Please email to set up an appointment.