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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

WRITING, FILM & MEDIA ARTS AT WALNUT HILL

Ready to tell your story?

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Writing, Film & Media Arts is home to storytelling on the page, the stage, and the screen. We believe that process is equal to product and that a multi-disciplinary arts experience prepares students to be versatile creators. Our program offers a possibility-rich environment where students can develop an original voice and vision. Through studio courses, practicums, and master classes with notable guest artists, students invest in the process of creating dynamic stories with words and images. In all areas of study, supportive faculty help students cultivate the skills and habits necessary to approach their college pursuits with a creative and technical edge.

Courses in Writing, Film & Media Arts

Film Production

Modern Media

Darkroom Photography

Screenwriting

Playwriting

 

ColLABORATORY

Fiction 

Poetry

The Song Lyric

Digital Photography

Open Studio

Senior Studio

Student Work

THE BLUE PENCIL 

The Blue Pencil is a publication edited and produced by the Walnut Hill Writing, Film & Media Arts Department.

2017/2018 ISSUE

BLACK ON WHITE 2018

2018 WFMA Script to Screen

"Frank"

An Animated Short created by Ahmari Ly-Johnson '18 for Directed Study in Writing & Film, Fall 2017

"Ninth Life in Motion"

A Lyric Film created by Chili Shi '18 for Directed Study in Writing & Film, 2018

Points of Pride

Matriculation

Some of the programs where our students have gone on to study include:

Bard College - Boston University - Brown University - Colorado College - Columbia College Chicago - Columbia University - Cornell University - Emerson College - Fordham University - Hampshire College - Harvard University - Lesley University - The New School For Liberal Arts - New York University - Princeton University - School of Visual Arts - Skidmore College - Spelman College - St. John’s College - Swarthmore College - University of Southern California Cinematic Arts - University of Texas at Austin - Wellesley College

 

Awards & Honors

During their time as students at Walnut Hill, creative writers and filmmakers have received awards and recognition for their work from an impressive roster of organizations and competitions, including:

 All American High School Film Festival - Foyle Young Poets of the Year - Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize - Juniper Institute for Young Writers - Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Student Award from the Poetry Society of America - Kansas City FilmFest - Nashville Film Festival - National YoungArts Foundation - New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf - New Jersey International Film Festival - Philips Academy Interscholastic Film Festival - Princeton Creative Arts and Humanities Symposium - Salem Film Festival - Five-Minute High School Student Documentary Contest - Scholastic Writing Awards - Smith College Poetry Prize - United States Presidential Scholars Program - Williston Film Festival - YoungFilmmakers New York

Writing, Film & Media Arts Faculty

Emily Beattie

Emily Beattie

Titles: Dance Faculty, Writing, Film & Media Arts Faculty
Margaret Funkhouser

Margaret Funkhouser

Titles: Director of Writing, Film & Media Arts, New Cottage Dorm Head
Ronan Noone

Ronan Noone

Titles: Writing, Film & Media Arts Faculty
Holly Worthington

Holly Worthington

Titles: Visual Art Faculty, Writing, Film & Media Arts Faculty

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