In the Screenwriting comprehensive program at Chapman University you will learn every element of the screenwriting process that will take you from story idea to script. Your work is further discussed and refined in a workshop environment where you develop your own storytelling voice while receiving constructive feedback from your peers and also instructors who are all screenwriting professionals.
You will begin your course of study by exploring the intricacies of character development and story structure while learning to write in a variety of forms, including the short film, feature film and episodic television.
By your junior year you will be working on feature-length scripts and will finish the program with at least two completed feature-length scripts to jump start your portfolio.
In mastering the curriculum of the B.A. in Screenwriting, students will gain competence in the following areas:
- Identify, create and write fully dimensional characters.
- Write short and feature length screenplays which demonstrate fundamental storytelling craft and an effective narrative structure.
- Write screenplays that demonstrate a distinctive personal voice.
- Demonstrate competency with industry standard writing style and presentation.
- Discover and identify the theoretical issues relating to screenwriting.
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- Screenwriting Intensive
- Character Analysis for Writers
- Introduction to Visual Storytelling for Screenwriting
- Introduction to Film Aesthetics
- Short Film Analysis
- History of Film to 1959
- History of Film 1960–Present
- Storytelling Strategies (enroll in SW 277 the same semester)
- Feature Screenwriting I
- 48 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing View 403 other Masters in Creative Writing in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete and submit The Common App and Chapman University Questions.
- Submit a Teacher Evaluation through via the Common App
- Submit official transcripts
- Submit the School Report form
- Pay the application fee or submit a Fee Waiver Request
- All international applicants must submit an International Supplement Form. This form is available after submitting your application.
International56830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.
National56830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.
Living costs for Los Angeles
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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