Top Colleges for Screenwriting

List of top schools and colleges for screenwriting program:

National University
- The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Professional Screenwriting program provides an in-depth study of the art of screenwriting, where students learn to write compelling, well structured stories with memorable characters.
- The program is offered as a Hybrid, online/on-site low-residency program for US citizens and permanent residents.
- National University is the flagship institution of the National University System, which was established in 2001.

New York Film Academy (NYFA)
- The Screenwriting Workshops and Programs of the NYFA are the most comprehensive screenwriting courses of all top film schools.
- The New York Film Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) with campuses in New York City and at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California.

UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
- Established in 1965, the UCLA screenwriting program has provided a strong foundation for many of its alumni. The two-year Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting program encourages candidates to concentrate on the challenge of writing a well-structured story inhabited by vivid, compelling characters.

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
- The MA in Screenwriting Program offers a two-year course of study adaptable to the needs of working professionals.
- The MA degree consists of core concentration classes in script writing, with elective units such as Screenplay Adaptation; The Working Screenwriter, Understanding Agents, Studios, and Networks; etc.

University of California, Riverside (UCR)
- The Screenwriting Certificate program is designed for those with an interest in screenwriting, whether for personal enrichment or for professional aspirations.
- The program can be completed within 9-12 months.
- UCR is widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation.

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