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California State University, USA, Los Angeles

Screenwriting, B.A.

  • Screenwriting, B.A.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 6,600

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The Bachelor program in Screenwriting at California State University Northridge prepares students for the conceptualization, structuring and writing of scripts for film, television and new media.

Career Opportunities

As a music and film graduate, performing and teaching are just two of the many ways you can develop your music career Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Music therapist Musician Private music teacher Secondary school teacher Sound technician, broadcasting/film/video Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Arts administrator Broadcast engineer Community arts worker Event manager PPC specialist Radio broadcast assistant Radio producer Theatre stage manager Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

Course Overview

The Screenwriting program is offered at California State University Northridge. Student Learning Outcomes I want to find another Bachelor Course At the end of a program of study, students will (as reflected by the curriculum in their individual Option) be able to: Understand and articulate the history, theories and critical models of cinema and the electronic media; Conceptualize, structure and write dramatic and nondramatic scripts for cinema, television and new media; Employ pre-production, production and post-production techniques for all electronic and digital media formats in both the studio and the field; Conceptualize, produce, direct, edit and distribute cinema projects for both entertainment and informational purposes; Operate and manage business structures, personnel, budgets, advertising, sales, research and regulation of independent, studio and network electronic media. The mission of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) is to instill in students the knowledge, expertise and creative skills that will help them to achieve their goals in the fields of television, film and new media. Our curriculum promotes the creative, analytical and conceptual thinking that will enrich their lives. The department is affiliated with the University Film and Video Association, the Broadcast Education Association and the National Association of Broadcasters. It administers the CSUN Cinematheque and the Gallery of Film Poster Art, both housed in Manzanita Hall. The Cinema and Television Arts major provides students with academic and professional training for careers in the entertainment industry and related fields. The program is strongly committed to a balance between theoretical and practical education. The undergraduate CTVA major prepares students in academic and creative aspects of the media disciplines through study in one of six Options: Electronic Media Management, Film Production, Media Theory and Criticism, Multimedia Production, Screenwriting and Television Production. The department also offers a Master of Fine Arts program in Screenwriting.


Programme Structure Courses include: Film as Literature Writing for Film and Television Screenplay Adaptation Advanced Screenwriting Design of the Media Message Criticism in Cinema and Television Arts History of Broadcasting History of American Cinema Writing for Industrial Media Writing Screenplay Comedy Film Directing Theory and Techniques of Television Directing



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Eligibility Requirements To be considered for admission as a first-time freshman, you must meet all the standard CSU admission criteria below: 1. Graduate from high school or have the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. 2. Complete the college preparatory subject requirements (a-g course list) with a grade of C or better: English: 4 years Mathematics: 3 years. Algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra Social Science/History: 2 years, including 1 year U.S. history or U.S. history and government Science: 2 years. 1 biological science with lab, and 1 physical science with lab Foreign Language: 2 years in the same language (subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence) Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year. Art, dance, drama/theater, or music Electives: 1 year. Selected from English, advanced mathematics, social science/history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, or any other courses approved and included on the UC/CSU "a-g" list. International Students All OFFICIAL secondary-school records including certificates, examination grades, degrees or diplomas in original language of issue. Your records must include official verification of high school completion. Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees or diplomas. Do not fax translations. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S. institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN.

English Entry Requirement


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