Film Schools Offering Screenwriting and Playwriting Programs - 2018 Ranking

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In 2018, 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), Pennsylvania (4 schools), Illinois (4 schools), and Vermont (3 schools).

The best screenwriting and playwriting program in the United States is offered by University of Southern California. 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 47 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 47 screenwriting & playwriting schools:

University of Southern California - Film School Ranking
New York University - Film School Ranking
2. New York University

New York City, New York

California Institute of The Arts - Film School Ranking
Yale University - Film School Ranking
4. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Brown University - Film School Ranking
5. Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Northwestern University - Film School Ranking
6. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

The Juilliard School - Film School Ranking
7. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

Emory University - Film School Ranking
8. Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

University of California San Diego - Film School Ranking
Pepperdine University - Film School Ranking
10. Pepperdine University

Malibu, California

Boston University - Film School Ranking
11. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Chapman University - Film School Ranking
12. Chapman University

Orange, California

Loyola Marymount University - Film School Ranking
13. Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

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

New York City, New York

The New School - Film School Ranking
15. The New School

New York City, New York

DePaul University - Film School Ranking
16. DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

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

Iowa City, Iowa

California State University Northridge - Film School Ranking
Savannah College of Art and Design - Film School Ranking
Carnegie Mellon University - Film School Ranking
20. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Drexel University - Film School Ranking
21. Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Catholic University of America - Film School Ranking
22. Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia

California State University Fullerton - Film School Ranking
Florida State University - Film School Ranking
24. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Ohio University - Film School Ranking
Hollins University - Film School Ranking
26. Hollins University

Roanoke, Virginia

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

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

San Francisco, California

Columbia College Chicago - Film School Ranking
SUNY at Purchase College - Film School Ranking
The University of The Arts - Film School Ranking
31. The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Metropolitan State University - Film School Ranking
Point Park University - Film School Ranking
33. Point Park University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

West Palm Beach, Florida

National University - Film School Ranking
35. National University

La Jolla, California

Universidad Del Sagrado Corazon - Film School Ranking
Central Washington University - Film School Ranking
37. Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

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

New York City, New York

Bennington College - Film School Ranking
39. Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont

Judson University - Film School Ranking
40. Judson University

Elgin, Illinois

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

Angwin, California

Marlboro College - Film School Ranking
42. Marlboro College

Marlboro, Vermont

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

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Burlington College - Film School Ranking
44. Burlington College

Burlington, Vermont

Scottsdale Community College - Film School Ranking
Minneapolis Community and Technical College - Film School Ranking
Northwest College - Film School Ranking
47. Northwest College

Powell, Wyoming

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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