Film Schools Offering Screenwriting and Playwriting Programs

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In 2017, we reviewed 47 film schools offering screenwriting and playwriting degree programs. The most screenwriting and playwriting schools and colleges are located in California (11 schools), New York (6 schools), Illinois (4 schools), Pennsylvania (4 schools), and Vermont (3 schools).

The best screenwriting and playwriting program in the United States is offered by New York University. That school offers an excellent screenwriting and playwriting program evaluated with five stars for curriculum and four-star rating for teaching.

Below, there is Film-Colleges.com ranking of the Best 45 screenwriting and playwriting schools. To compare all screenwriting and playwriting schools, please narrow your search by state or desired degree. You might also want to see our recent ranking of the top literature schools and colleges in the United States.


Top 45 screenwriting & playwriting schools:

New York University - Film School Ranking
1. New York University

New York City, New York

University of Southern California - Film School Ranking
California Institute of The Arts - Film School Ranking
Loyola Marymount University - Film School Ranking
4. Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

Chapman University - Film School Ranking
5. Chapman University

Orange, California

DePaul University - Film School Ranking
6. DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

California State University Northridge - Film School Ranking
Savannah College of Art and Design - Film School Ranking
Northwestern University - Film School Ranking
9. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

The Juilliard School - Film School Ranking
10. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

Pepperdine University - Film School Ranking
11. Pepperdine University

Malibu, California

Boston University - Film School Ranking
12. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Yale University - Film School Ranking
13. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

The New School - Film School Ranking
14. The New School

New York City, New York

CUNY Hunter College - Film School Ranking
15. CUNY Hunter College

New York City, New York

University of California San Diego - Film School Ranking
Emory University - Film School Ranking
17. Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

Brown University - Film School Ranking
18. Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

University of Iowa - Film School Ranking
19. University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Drexel University - Film School Ranking
20. Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hollins University - Film School Ranking
21. Hollins University

Roanoke, Virginia

California State University Fullerton - Film School Ranking
Carnegie Mellon University - Film School Ranking
23. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ohio University - Film School Ranking
Florida State University - Film School Ranking
25. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Columbia College Chicago - Film School Ranking
Catholic University of America - Film School Ranking
27. Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia

University of New Mexico - Film School Ranking
28. University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Academy of Art University - Film School Ranking
29. Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California

SUNY at Purchase College - Film School Ranking
Point Park University - Film School Ranking
31. Point Park University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The University of The Arts - Film School Ranking
32. The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Metropolitan State University - Film School Ranking
Universidad Del Sagrado Corazon - Film School Ranking
National University - Film School Ranking
35. National University

La Jolla, California

Central Washington University - Film School Ranking
36. Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

Marymount Manhattan College - Film School Ranking
37. Marymount Manhattan College

New York City, New York

Palm Beach Atlantic University - Film School Ranking
38. Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, Florida

Bennington College - Film School Ranking
39. Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont

Pacific Union College - Film School Ranking
40. Pacific Union College

Angwin, California

Judson University - Film School Ranking
41. Judson University

Elgin, Illinois

Scottsdale Community College - Film School Ranking
Minneapolis Community and Technical College - Film School Ranking
Marlboro College - Film School Ranking
44. Marlboro College

Marlboro, Vermont

Bard College at Simon's Rock - Film School Ranking
45. Bard College

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Screenwriting & playwriting schools by state:

Schools by StateNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Alabama1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in ArizonaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Arkansas11 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in CaliforniaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Colorado1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in ConnecticutNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Delaware2 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Florida2 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in GeorgiaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Idaho4 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in IllinoisNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Indiana1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in IowaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in KansasNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in KentuckyNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in LouisianaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MaineNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Maryland2 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MassachusettsNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Michigan2 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MinnesotaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MississippiNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MissouriNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MontanaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in NebraskaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in NevadaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in New HampshireNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in New Jersey1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in New Mexico6 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in New YorkNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in North CarolinaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in North Dakota1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in OhioNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in OklahomaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Oregon4 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Pennsylvania1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Rhode IslandNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in South CarolinaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in South DakotaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in TennesseeNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in TexasNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Utah3 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Vermont1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Virginia1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Washington1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in District of ColumbiaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in West VirginiaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Wisconsin1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Wyoming

Screenwriting & playwriting schools by diploma:

Certificates: 5 schools
Associate's Degrees: 3 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 23 schools
Master's Degrees: 28 schools

Screenwriting & playwriting schools by region:

Northeast: 17 schools
Midwest: 8 schools
South: 7 schools
West: 15 schools

Other film programs:

Film and Cinema Studies: 234 schools
Film Acting: 104 schools
Cinematography and Production: 264 schools
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