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B.F.A. in Television Writing and Production

» TV Writing and Production

Are you a fan of Schitt$ Creek, American Horror Story or Ozark? Want to make TV shows like Stranger Things, Fleabag and The Good Place?

We’ll teach you how in our B.F.A. in TV Writing and Production program. In this program, you’ll learn everything you need to know about writing and producing stories for TV. From developing characters to to the logistics of a film set, you’ll craft the ongoing storylines that drive TV.


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Where This Degree Will Take You

A B.F.A. in TV Writing and Production from Chapman will prepare you for a successful career in television. You’ll be able to:

  • Create TV series for network, cable and streaming channels
  • Write episodic, long-form stories
  • Work with Hollywood TV studios
  • Produce and direct for TV
  • Work with actors to bring your stories to life
  • Navigate the business side of TV production
  • Continuously improve your craft

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Livi Dom
Alumna Story: Livi Dom ‘20
Television Writing and Production Major/Documentary Film Minor
“Chapman has given me the chance to see what goes into every step of content creation and show development.”

Faculty and Advisors

You’ll develop your skills alongside experienced professors who’ve written and created some of the most enduring TV programs in history.

You’ll also have a personal advisor who can help you plan your career.


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Internship Opportunities

Internships are a great way to earn academic credit and gain professional experience. Your dedicated Dodge College Career Advisor will help you find and land the position that best suits your interests and goals. Over the last two years, Dodge students have interned with more than 200 different organizations in the industry.

Some organizations where our students work include:

Dodge's Study Abroad Programs

Stories are everywhere, so Dodge has developed study abroad programs for you to gain experience around the world. We offer:

  • Interterm (January semester) programs
  • Semester-long programs
  • Year-long programs

To provide these experiences to as many students as possible, we offer scholarships to help cover the costs of studying in another country.

Dodge College’s International Opportunities >>

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Student Clubs and Organizations

Joining a student club is a great way to expand your interests and community.

You can join any of Chapman’s 230+ clubs and student organizations, but here are the ones TV Writing and Production students like to get involved in.

Admission & Tours

All applicants are required to submit the Common Application and a Creative Supplement.

You can learn more about applying here.

While you consider Chapman, we hope you’ll come visit us in person! You can:

  • Take a tour of Dodge College. These 45-minute tours are given by current students. They cover all academic programs, give you an inside look at our facilities and provide opportunities to ask questions.
  • Take a tour of Chapman. You will get to see more of campus and the residence-life area. You can take this tour back-to-back with a Dodge College tour.

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