NPF Film School
Following the success of the summer Nate Parker Foundation Film Institutes, the Wiley College Social Science & Humanities Programs has expanded to include a B.A. in Film and Theatre. The Nate Parker School of Film and Drama provides storytelling arts, social justice advocacy and the production skills that prepare Wiley students for careers in Film and Theatre.
This Film and Theatre program currently serves approximately 30 students in fully seated courses. Projections are for future cohorts of 20-30 students derived from the Nate Parker Summer Film Institute, with relationships with regional high school drama programs and dual credit programs to be developed. Students earning a B.A. in Film and Theatre will have a range of applied learning experiences and a capstone project they can leverage for immediate work upon graduation.
The Executive Director of Theater, Film and Drama at Wiley College is Vaun Monroe. Monroe has won the James Pendleton Fellowship in Screenwriting, and was a finalist in the Nicholl Screenwriting Contest with the feature length screenplay Instrument of God. Monroe was previously a development executive and feature film story consultant for Ithaca Entertainment. Vaun was Artistic Director at Chicago Scriptworks, President of the National Association of Black Screenwriters and one of the founding members of EDIT MEDIA, a faculty-driven initiative dedicated to researching, developing, and educating about best practices in inclusive teaching in college-level media production. Monroe’s production of Ceremonies in Dark Old Men won several categories including Best Director and Best Production at the 2013 Black Theater Alliance Awards.