Motion Pictures - Screenwriting, B.Sc. | University of Miami | Miami, United States
48 months
58102 USD/year
58102 USD/year
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We offer a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a major in Motion Pictures - Screenwriting. A Motion Picture major at University of Miami selects from the following tracks: General, Production, Screenwriting, Business, or Critical Studies. Minors are available in Motion Pictures, Game Design, or Interactive Media.


Key facts

The majors and minors offered by the Department of Cinema and Interactive are designed to enable you to customize your education, within a learning environment that is collaborative and conducive to the pursuit, development, and exchange of ideas and information. 

The curriculum provides students with the training necessary to succeed in a range of careers defined by a rapidly changing media landscape, and equips them to best leverage emerging technologies and innovative developments in the field.

Intended for students interested in intensive scriptwriting, this Motion Pictures - Screenwriting program at University of Miami provides advanced skills in writing for film and series television. You will gain a familiarity with all stages of the creative process for film and TV (from writing and development, through production and post-production, to exhibition). You will attain advanced writing skills and techniques, such as story development, characterization, structure, and dialogue while acquiring extensive knowledge about the business of scriptwriting (including the submission process, agents, financing, television writers’ rooms, etc.).


The B.S.C. in Motion Pictures focuses on media creation with an emphasis on combining advanced technical proficiency with innovative narrative skills. Students gain practical and theoretical mastery of their particular professional concentration in screenwriting, production, post-production, and producing. Additionally, all students engage in critical studies of film history and theory in order to develop the analytical skills necessary for creative experimentation. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Motion Pictures
  • Screenwriting
  • Digital Production
  • History of International Cinema
  • Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics
  • Business Communication
  • Motion Picture Workshop: Storytelling
  • Intermediate Screenwriting
  • Writing for Series Television
  • Online Screenwriting
  • Advanced Screenwriting
  • Advanced Television Writing
  • Aspects of Contemporary Cinema

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  • If you have attended a secondary school outside of the United States, you must submit your official secondary school documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.)
  • We require you to submit two letters of recommendation: one from a high school guidance counselor and one from a teacher. 
  • The University of Miami is need-aware for first-year international undergraduate applicants. This means that, for a portion of international applicants, the Admission Committee will consider that student’s ability to pay tuition without the need for financial aid. 

Tuition Fee

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    58102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58102 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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