School of Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media

Study feature film and television screenwriting with Academy and Emmy Award-winning writers, producers, and development executives at the School of Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media. Learn visual storytelling from the ground up.

Our students understand basic production realities, including how directing and acting enhance the work of the writer. Explore the world of creative development, and learn how to option and package projects for the marketplace. By the time you graduate, you will have written a range of scripts.

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What We Teach

Learn to create engaging characters that connect your stories to an audience.

Character & Backstory
Learn how to create engaging characters who can drive a story forward.
Feature Film & Television Comedy/Drama Seminars
Work with award-winning writers, producers, and development executives to build the spine of your story or series.
Production Central
Gain hands-on experience in writing festival-worthy short films. Work with a director-producer team that will take your film into production.

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Your dream is within reach. Follow your heart and get started on the career of your dreams.

Facilities & Technology

The latest in software and equipment is essential to preparing you to enter the work force, which is why we keep up with current advancements in writing for film, television and digital media. Whatever the pros are doing and whatever the pros are using is what you will find in our classrooms and studios.


Our expert writing faculty have hands-on experience in the entertainment field. We will challenge you to reach your personal creative goals and help you prepare for a career on the leading edge of industry trends.

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Careers in Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media

As one of the top art and design schools in the country, Academy of Art University writing for film, television and digital media graduates have a range of opportunities to choose from. Our facilities, faculty, and hands-on learning approach are designed to provide you with the tools you need to succeed as a screenwriting professional.


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Development Executive
Work with writers in preparing their movies for production.
Television Staff Writer
Work on the writing staff of a television show. Break stories and write/rewrite scripts. Collaborate with other writers and producers to develop compelling storylines for new and existing characters.
Show Runner
Oversee all creative aspects of a television series.
Screen Writer
Create the blueprint for feature films. Originate the story, characters, and dramatic action in a motion picture or television series. Write scripts for feature films. Sell ideas and spec scripts as a freelancer. Get hired for an open writing assignment. Develop compelling story ideas, effectively pitch and sell those ideas, and deliver imaginative scripts that meet industry expectations.

Learn Online

Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Our online programs are purpose-built to deliver art and design courses. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Combine online and on-site classes.

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