Playwriting and Screenwriting Colleges and Programs

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This educational program focuses on the principles and techniques for communicating dramatic information, moods, ideas, and feelings through the composition of creative written works for the film, theatre, and/or television. This program includes in depth instruction in creative writing craft, script development, scene writing, line and moment analysis, stage and/or camera instructions, script editing, script reading, and the creation of full productions.

The accredited schools, colleges and universities listed below offer majors and degree programs in Playwriting and Screenwriting.

Bard College at Simon's Rock

84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702

Phone Number:(413) 644-4400
Website:www.simons-rock.edu/
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Rural fringe community
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:459 (459 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:5 to 1

Bennington College

One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6003

Phone Number:(802) 442-5401
Website:www.bennington.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:Rural fringe community
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:826 (660 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1

Brown University

One Prospect Street, Providence, RI 2912

Phone Number:(401) 863-1000
Website:www.brown.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:8,877 (6,591 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1

Burlington College

95 North Ave, Burlington, VT 5401

Phone Number:(802) 862-9616
Website:www.burlington.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:231 (231 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:5 to 1
Admissions:burlington.edu/admissions/index1.php?subj=6
Financial Aid:www.burlington.edu/content/financial-aid-overview
Online Application:www.burlington.edu/apply-now

California State University-Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-0115

Phone Number:(562) 985-4111
Website:www.csulb.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree – other
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:40,707 (33,274 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Admissions:www.csulb.edu/student-info/admissions.html
Financial Aid:www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/financial_aid/ty…
Online Application:www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/

California State University-Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330

Phone Number:(818) 677-1200
Website:www.csun.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree – professional practice
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:41,103 (34,178 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:24 to 1
Admissions:www.csun.edu/anr/
Financial Aid:www.csun.edu/financialaid
Online Application:www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/

Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Phone Number:(412) 268-2000
Website:www.cmu.edu/
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree – other
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:11,572 (6,195 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1

Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064

Phone Number:(202) 319-5000
Website:www.cua.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:7,230 (3,604 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1

Chapman University

One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866

Phone Number:(714) 997-6815
Website:www.chapman.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:6,730 (4,680 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Admissions:www.chapman.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:www.chapman.edu/finaid/
Online Application:www.chapman.edu/admission/applicationChoices.asp

Columbia College Chicago

600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605-1996

Phone Number:(312) 663-1600
Website:www.colum.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:13,837 (13,161 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:6 to 1

DePaul University

55 E Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604

Phone Number:(312) 362-8000
Website:www.depaul.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:28,967 (18,708 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone Number:(215) 895-2000
Website:www.drexel.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Doctor's degree – other
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:25,193 (15,218 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Admissions:www.drexel.edu/admissions/overview.aspx
Financial Aid:www.drexel.edu/financialaid/
Online Application:www.drexel.edu/guide/prospective-students.aspx

Eastern University

1300 Eagle Rd, Saint Davids, PA 19087-3696

Phone Number:(610) 341-5800
Website:www.eastern.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:5,113 (3,064 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Admissions:www.eastern.edu/admissions/undg/index.html
Financial Aid:http://www.eastern.edu/offices-centers/financial-aid-office
Online Application:www.eastern.edu/admissions/undg/index.html

Emory University

408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone Number:(404) 727-6123
Website:www.emory.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:14,057 (7,290 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1

Florida State University

222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037

Phone Number:(850) 644-2525
Website:www.fsu.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Other degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:44,101 (33,205 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:25 to 1

Hollins University

7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24020

Phone Number:(540) 362-6000
Website:www.hollins.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Midsize suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,333 (860 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Admissions:www.hollins.edu/admissions/index.shtml
Financial Aid:www.hollins.edu/admissions/firstyear/financial/…
Online Application:www.hollins.edu/admissions/firstyear/apply.shtml

Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

Phone Number:(310) 338-2700
Website:www.lmu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:9,833 (6,035 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Admissions:admission.lmu.edu
Financial Aid:financialaid.lmu.edu

Metropolitan State University

700 E Seventh St, Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000

Phone Number:(651) 793-1212
Website:www.metrostate.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:No
Student Population:9,620 (8,724 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Admissions:www.metrostate.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.metrostate.edu/aid/
Online Application:www.metrostate.edu/msweb/apply/admissions/admpr…

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1779

Phone Number:(612) 659-6000
Website:www.minneapolis.edu
School Type:2-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate's degree
4-year certificate
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:No
Student Population:13,477 (13,477 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:28 to 1
Financial Aid:www.minneapolis.edu/prospectivestudents/financi…
Online Application:www.minneapolis.edu/prospectivestudents/submity…

New York University

70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012-1091

Phone Number:(212) 998-1212
Website:www.nyu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Doctor's degree – other
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:48,997 (24,325 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:7 to 1

Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH 45701-2979

Phone Number:(740) 593-1000
Website:www.ohio.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Distant town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:24,837 (19,288 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Admissions:www.ohio.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.ohio.edu/financialaid/
Online Application:www.applyweb.com/apply/ohiou/menu.html

Prescott College

220 Grove Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone Number:(877) 350-2100
Website:www.prescott.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,432 (1,034 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

Savannah College of Art and Design

342 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31402-3146

Phone Number:(912) 525-5000
Website:www.scad.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:9,900 (8,183 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1

SUNY at Purchase College

735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577-1400

Phone Number:(914) 251-6000
Website:www.purchase.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:5,131 (4,980 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Admissions:www.purchase.edu/departments/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.purchase.edu/Departments/Admissions/Financi…
Online Application:www.purchase.edu/Departments/Admissions/Applica…

The New School

66 W 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8603

Phone Number:(212) 229-5600
Website:www.newschool.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
4-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:12,318 (8,500 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:6 to 1
Admissions:www.newschool.edu/admissions.aspx
Financial Aid:www.newschool.edu/studentservices/financialaid/…
Online Application:apply.embark.com/ugrad/NewSchool/Parsons/Ugrad/20/

The University of the Arts

320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4901

Phone Number:(215) 717-6000
Website:www.uarts.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:2,527 (2,294 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:6 to 1
Admissions:www.uarts.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:www.uarts.edu/admission/tuitionandfinaid.html
Online Application:http://www.uarts.edu/apply-now

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone Number:(505) 277-0111
Website:www.unm.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:30,039 (21,309 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Admissions:www.unm.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.unm.edu/~finaid/
Online Application:www.unm.edu/apply/

Yale University

New Haven, CT 6520

Phone Number:(203) 432-1333
Website:www.yale.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Doctor's degree – other
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:12,313 (6,046 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:5 to 1

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