23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Writing for Dramatic Media certificate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is designed to bring added value to a graduate degree that is not in Film. It has been awarded to English, Creative Writing, Law, Journalism, and Theatre students. In enhances the candidates’ career opportunities in those fields.

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The Writing for Dramatic Media certificate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas prepares the candidate to "pitch" creative writing for performance at a professional level and to develop the necessary skills to execute those "pitches" in the form of completed screenplays. In addition to feature length work, the candidate may create television screenplays or work in other transmedia fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate Program in Writing for Dramatic Media the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a professional on-page formatting technique.
  • Explain why the various formatting choices are put in use.
  • Execute a verbal "pitch."
  • Collaborate on a verbal "pitch."
  • Identify story elements in the "pitch" and distinguish their effectiveness.
  • Revise all of the work presented, in response to critical analysis.
  • Recognize the structural strengths and weaknesses of completed written drafts of scripts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Studio
  • Graduate Projects
  • Seminar in Studio Practices
  • Art in Public Places
  • Twentieth Century Art

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the program leading to this degree must hold a Bachelor of Arts in Art (or an equivalent degree) from an accredited university.
  • Digital Portfolio of 20 recent work samples which represent your strongest work from the past three years, with an emphasis on work from the past twelve months
  • A written statement of intent (500-800 words) describing the philosophy, motivations and objectives of your artistic research and how the UNLV MFA Art Program will help you further your work and academic and career goals
  • A Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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