24 months
23899 USD/year
23899 USD/year
9196 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduates in Screenwriting from University of North Carolina School of the Arts will begin their careers with the confidence that only comes from completing an intensive, portfolio-focused program.


Over two years at Screenwriting from University of North Carolina School of the Arts , you will take a challenging progression of courses in feature and episodic screenwriting. You will also study creative producing and film analysis. 

Our program is designed to fit the schedules of working professionals who are ready to make a substantial time commitment to a master's program. With careful planning, most of our students are able to work part-time while earning their degrees. 


Graduates of UNCSA’s Screenwriting Program hold titles such as screenwriter, producer and writer’s assistant on major motion pictures, television series and animated films at companies like Pixar Animation, Paramount, and DreamWorks Animation, while others are writing and producing their own independent features. Some of their more well-known recent credits include “Your Highness,” “Pacific Rim,” “Land Ho,” “I’ll See you In My Dreams,” “Mud,” “Loving,” “Clash of the Titans” and “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cinematic Storytelling
  • International Film 
  • American Film 
  • The Business of Production
  • The Development Process 
  • Career Strategies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application signed by the applicant, along with the nonrefundable application fee.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably one from an arts instructor and one from an academic instructor.
  • Official transcript(s) or previous college work. The documents must bear the school seal or signature of a school
  • official.
  • A resume
  • Artistic statement
  • Required application documents, as needed by conservatory 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23899 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23899 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23899 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23899 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9196 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Winston-Salem

864 - 1409 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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