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.
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.
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- Story Development
- Advanced Cinematic Structure
- Ensemble Screenwriting
- The Adaptation Screenplay
- Writing for Assignment
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing Media Studies & Mass Media View 383 other Masters in Creative Writing in United States
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- 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.
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International234111 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 234111 USD per year during 36 months.
National234111 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 234111 USD per year during 36 months.
In-State6869 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 36 months.
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