Master of Arts in Screenwriting
The Master of Arts in Screenwriting prepares writers with literary talent and strong motivation to tell substantive stories that point audiences toward truth and beauty, while exploring the dialogue between faith and cinematic arts. Faculty are entertainment industry veterans who are passionate about mentoring students as they hone their craft. And with close proximity to Hollywood, students benefit from collaborative opportunities to learn from visiting professionals.
The M.A. in Screenwriting program is offered in a low-residency format that supports working professionals. It is the only graduate screenwriting program offered among Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) member schools on the West Coast.
- A low-residency format enables students to complete their master’s degree during three summer terms and online courses during the fall and spring terms.
- Multiple entry points so students can select the ideal time to start their graduate education journey.
- Highly collaborative relationships with professor-mentors who encourage writers to hone their craft through critique and individual instruction.
- A learning environment located less than 25 miles from Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world.
|SCW 501||Cinematic Arts and Culture||3|
|SCW 519||Directing for Screenwriters||3|
|SCW 520||Script Analysis for Screenplays and Teleplays||3|
|SCW 575||Screenwriting: Story and Character||3|
|SCW 595||Entertainment Production||3|
|SCW 615||Development and Production for Screenwriters||3|
|SCW 611||Adaptation for Film and Television||3|
|SCW 685||Writing the Feature Screenplay||3|
|SCW 699||Screenplay/Teleplay Portfolio Workshop [Proposed]||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Writing the Drama Pilot|
|Writing the Comedy Pilot|