36 months
234111 USD/year
234111 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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This Writing for Dramatic Media degree at University of Nevada, Las Vegas focuses specifically on the art and craft of writing for performance. This is a three-year long creative writing discipline housed in a film department.

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The focus of the program is on developing feature screenplays but the candidate will also produce television screenplays, stage plays, and various type of work for digital media as it evolves. 

The Writing for Dramatic Media degree at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is based on a “conservatory” approach of practice and repetition and includes a significant amount of “pitching,” or working aloud with the cohort, as part of the process. Students completing the program will have a significant portfolio of feature motion picture, television, and other scripts that have been honed to a degree of professional expectation. In addition to faculty with professional experience, the students are exposed to a variety of professional guests.

Career Possibilities

Although there is not a specific formal path to a career in writing for dramatic media, whether it is in feature screenplays, television, theatrical presentation, or digital entertainment, there are certainly opportunities in screenwriting, and it can be very lucrative and rewarding. It is an industry, however, where less than 10 percent of the workforce is actually employed at any given time. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Story Development
  • Advanced Cinematic Structure
  • Ensemble Screenwriting
  • The Adaptation Screenplay
  • Writing for Assignment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A writing sample to the Graduate Coordinator. This sample should be a screenplay. A stage play or prose fiction will suffice if approved by the coordinator. The sample is needed to demonstrate narrative ability.
  • The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references.
  • Finalists will be interviewed, by telephone or in person, by the Graduate Coordinator.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    234111 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 234111 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    234111 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 234111 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 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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