Earn Your Writing for Film & TV Degree Online
Are you interested in cinematic storytelling? Learn to write well-structured stories with vivid, compelling characters to create scripts for film, TV and immersive media. Our online program prepares you to tell your unique story by exploring the screenwriting process from early creation to the final pitch.
Our online Bachelor of Science in Writing for Film & TV Degree Program challenges you to grow as a writer and storyteller. You’ll learn the conventions of the writing craft including long form and short form, punch up drafts, dialogue and more.
- Our Bachelor of Science in Writing for Film & TV Degree is 120 credit hours and 36 months in length.
- Each class is studied exclusively during a four-week period allowing students to focus on one particular subject at a time.
Discover how characters drive a story. Students will come away from this course with a variety of writing techniques useful for creating well-developed characters. Learn to create interesting characters whose motives and actions are organic within the plot and relevant to the story’s thematic intentions. Through analysis and practice, students will understand and create engaging characters for film and television.
Make every word count. This course allows students to practice techniques in creating active exposition, character-driven dialogue and dialogue that supports story progression. Students learn from iconic lines of dialogue that have become as legendary as their original films. By the end of the course, students will write a series of original scenes as well as re-writing another writer’s scenes within a script.
Writing for Production
Learn to take a script to screen. Students discover the difference between reading script drafts and production drafts. Students become familiar with the different stages of writing drafts as they move into production. Students are challenged with several production rewrites with the goal of incorporating changes and understanding why changes in the script at the later stages are out of necessity for production.
Creative people thrive with the right gear. You’ll need fast-performing technology to keep up with your ideas whenever creative inspiration sparks. We equip you with everything you need to start your professional screenwriting journey, including a TechKit that comes with a MacBook Pro loaded with software like Final Draft, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office.*
*Specific types of gear and gear info subject to change without notice.
Take Classes Online
The online degree programs are designed to bring the entertainment industry to you. Our industry-experienced instructors share their expertise through our Learning Management System (LMS). This secure, web-based platform allows you to discuss projects with your fellow classmates, submit weekly assignments and watch instructor videos all from wherever you live.
Our talented alumni have gone on to do some pretty cool things. They thrive in their fields working for major studios like Marvel, Disney, DreamWorks, NBC and more. See how our growing network continues to make its mark on the entertainment industry.
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