24 months
1865 USD/credit 44760 USD/year
1865 USD/credit 44760 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Screenwriting from Pepperdine University we take a values-centered approach to education and work to strengthen student lives in purpose, service, and leadership.


Screenwriting from Pepperdine University nurtures, trains, and supports students in writing workshops and in courses that examine the storyteller in conversation with contemporary culture. 


  • Our program prepares students to pursue vocations as screenwriters as well as to become cultural leaders in the entertainment industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing for Screen and Television
  • The Storyteller as Cultural Leader
  • Topics in Writing for the Market 
  • Writing Comedy, Writing TV Sitcoms, 
  • The One-Hour Drama, 
  • Advanced Scene Writing, 
  • Writing Film Genres, 
  • Writing Adaptations, 
  • Writing the Documentary, 
  • Writing for Advanced Media Technologies. Film Courses
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • History of American Cinema
  • Great Books and Film

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Preference is given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Application and Application Fee
  • Essays
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Three Essays
  • Resume
  • Script Writing Sample
  • All students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1865 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    44760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1865 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Malibu Beach

1100 - 1600 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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