36 months
855 USD/credit 18810 USD/year
855 USD/credit 18810 USD/year
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Screenwriting at The City University of New York requires creativity and discipline. Effective storytelling is built on a solid understanding of the screenwriter’s craft, including story structure, plot, characterization, scene development and dialogue. 


Through the study of cinema history and the participation in workshops in production and post-production, screenwriting students will gain an appreciation for the broader concerns of filmmaking. 

Learning outcomes

Being closely associated with the Screenwriting students at The City University of New York will afford you the opportunity to pitch scripts for production. As part of the two-semester thesis sequence, the program will culminate in the completion of two feature-length screenplays.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World Cinema to 1960
  • Narrative Structure
  • Screenwriting
  • Scene Writing Workshop
  • Script Analysis and Development
  • Production Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


66 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • International Transcript Credential Evaluation
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Résumé/CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    18810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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