24 months
882 USD/credit 29988 USD/year
882 USD/credit 29988 USD/year
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In the Screenwriting program from DePaul University you will learn your craft from award-winning screenwriting faculty who not only have decades of experience as professional film and TV writers in Hollywood, but are also as passionate about storytelling as you are.


Key facts:

  • In the Screenwriting program from DePaul University you will find your voice in a unique, multicultural university setting as you write short and feature-length screenplays, original TV pilots and episodes, and web series.
  • And also, you will make your mark producing your own content at the one of the largest studio facilities in North America, then open the door to a career in Hollywood through the School of Cinematic Arts' renowned L.A. Quarter program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing the Pitch
  • Foundations of Screenwriting
  • Genre Storytelling
  • Screen Adaptation
  • Writing the Television Spec Script
  • Writing the Feature
  • Writing the Sitcom
  • Writing the Episodic Drama
  • Writing for Film Thesis Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


68 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended that show the successful completion of a regionally accredited bachelor's degree with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Submit a statement of creative intent that will give the committee a sense of how your unique experiences, characteristics, background, values and/or view of the world have shaped who you are and what you want to say as a creative filmmaker. 
  • Submit a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation. 
  • Submit a writing sample.
  • Submit a sample scene.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29988 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 882 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    29988 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 882 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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