Writer/Director Peter Farrelly joins the DLMFA in Screenwriting as Program Advisor and Featured Speaker

Writer/Director Peter Farrelly joins the DLMFA in Screenwriting as Program Advisor and Featured Speaker

Alumni with a screenwriting dream can now get started on making it real right where they are with the new MUM David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts’ two-year, low-residency MFA program in Screenwriting.

MUM graduates already have one of the keys to the program: the Transcendental Meditation program. which will help them access the deeper levels of creativity required to imagine profound stories and discover – as David puts it – how to “catch the big fish.”

Each semester will begin with a nine-day intensive residency on the MUM campus. These retreats are a perfect chance to get away from the distractions of home in order to dive deep within and enliven the creative process.

During each residency, you will interact with fellow students as you attend lectures, panel discussions, master classes, staged readings and workshops led by a combination of university faculty members and internationally-recognized entertainment industry leaders.

At the conclusion of each residency, you will return home to continue your coursework online through distance education, under the guidance of a dedicated mentor, an industry professional and educator who will monitor your progress and help you craft your screenplays.

A fifth residency held in Los Angeles at the end of the program to introduce you to the film industry. With finished script in hand, you will learn to market your work to agents, producers, studio executives and others, plus have the opportunity to meet in Hollywood with program advisor and lecturer Peter Farrelly (Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Me, Myself and Irene, Shallow Hal) and founder David Lynch.

In this program you can:

  • Delve deeply into the craft of screenwriting. Study advanced techniques of storytelling through analysis of published scripts, screenings, guided exercises, and group workshops.
  • Discover how the technique of Transcendental Meditation can help you reach your creative potential.
  • Work with fellow writers who share your passion for telling meaningful stories.
  • Gain the tools you need to develop your concepts into a marketable final project, under the guidance of dedicated mentors.
  • Acquire a Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited, distinguished university without having to relocate.

Enrollment is now open for Spring 2017. Application Deadline: November 15, 2016. Get started on making your dream a reality.


screenwriting info-packDownload the MFA in Screenwriting info-pack to learn more about this new program.

For more information  email mfafilm@mum.edu or call: Erika at 641-209-6015