Master of Fine Arts in Writing & Contemporary Media (Santa Barbara)
Antioch University Online

Program Details

Earn an online Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing and Contemporary Media with Antioch University Santa Barbara.  Students of this low-residency, mentor-based program are trained as professional writers, screenwriters, and playwrights to successfully output original creative works.  Studies will combine intensive residencies with online coursework and professional assistance.

The online portions of this degree include project periods, in which students will take on and develop their independent enterprises.  Students will tackle subjects including creative process and cognitive strengths, targeted audiences, expertise in a chosen genre, and more.  Graduates of this program are prepared in the craft of professional storytelling to produce writing for film, television, and the stage.


Students are required to attend a week-long residency at the beginning of each semester.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • College transcripts
  • Admission essay
  • Sample of writing, media, or production work

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission