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Digital Film With An Emphasis In Screenwriting, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
, AZ, | Online
Gain the practical experience to excel with the College of Fine Arts and Production's Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting. This GCU screenwriting degree program is designed to prepare you for a future in moving-image media storytelling. Expert members of faculty guide your introduction to the major aspects of film and production, including script and screenwriting.


Explore the art and science of story development through dialogue and authentic conflict. Explore the conventions of specific genres, including the development of creative television series.

With our screenwriting focus, discover the fundamentals of narrative storytelling and digital film including dialogue and authentic conflict. Study the impact, use and history of entertainment guilds and unions and their relation to the modern film industry. Gain an introduction to cinema, including a study of the multiple eras and movements in film history. The technical and aesthetic aspects of small format digital production are explored as well as the basic principles of motion picture production. Additionally, you learn to adapt various forms of media into screenplays while seizing the opportunity to analyze and implement advanced techniques in cinema writing. Practice the art of acting and directing, and intensely research screenwriting and classic mythology.

In the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting degree program, you analyze and implement advanced techniques in cinema screenplays, including traditional storytelling and classic mythology. In addition, you are provided with the skills to learn to adapt various forms of media into screenplays, write engaging scripts and use entertainment guilds and unions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Visual storytelling and the creative team
  • Acting, financing, budgeting and distribution
  • Development and production of television commercials
  • Audio production and design
  • Advanced screenwriting

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
  • National

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Campus: $8250 per semester

Online: $470 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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