Bachelor On Campus

Writing for Film and TV

The University of the Arts

48 months
46530 USD/year
46530 USD/year
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The Screenwriting Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program at The University of the Arts, previously referred to Writing for Film and Television, prepares you to work in feature films, traditional TV, streaming and the web.


With our hands-on, progressive course of study, you’ll explore the art of writing for the screen and hone the skills you’ll need for a career in film or television. You’ll discover your voice and build a professional portfolio of writing samples to help you launch your screenwriting career. Our faculty are award-winning, working professionals who have written for Hollywood, independent film and the web. 


UArts alumni work across the entertainment industry, from writing for shows on premium cable channels to working as creative executives for Hollywood studios. Graduates have been awarded prestigious fellowships from HBO and NBC Universal and have won Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards and a Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival. The University of the Arts  offers one of the only BFA degrees in Screenwriting on the East Coast. The program features a number of opportunities to explore the entertainment center of Los Angeles as a student, an intern or both.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Art of Cinema 
  • The Art of Cinema Screening 
  • Storytelling 
  • Video Production 
  • Writing for Film

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an Application for Admission.
  • Submit the non-refundable $60 Application Fee.
  • Submit official High School Transcripts. 
  • Submit a Writing Sample.
  • Complete a Portfolio Review, Interview or Audition.
  • Though not required, feel free to submit any of these Optional Materials.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46530 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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