Master of Fine Arts in Professional Screenwriting
National University

Program Details

National University offers an online writing degree, the Master of Fine Arts in Professional Screenwriting.  This writing program helps students learn to write compelling, well-structured stories with memorable characters, so they are able to build careers in film, television, and transmedia.  The curriculum features three immersive areas of study: screenwriting, television writing, and transmedia, which includes graphic novels, Web entertainment, comics, and more, while helping students explore critical points of view by analyzing and interpreting films and other entertainment.  You will also gain the knowledge and skills needed to write professional-level scripts, to participate in ongoing scholarly and critical discussions of issues in the field, and to present your work to the entertainment industry.  Graduates of this online writing degree will have developed unique marketing plans following the principles of the entertainment industry and will have completed writing projects using the principles of the discipline. 

You will be prepared for work in such fields as:

  • Commercial, industrial, or independent film
  • TV and transmedia writing
  • Digital entertainment media and communication
  • Educational media programs

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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

National University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • The residency component of the program consists of two courses which are taken concurrently. One is online and one is on site at the Los Angeles campus.