Best Colleges with Playwriting and Screenwriting Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Playwriting and Screenwriting, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Playwriting and Screenwriting is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Playwriting and Screenwriting degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Playwriting and Screenwriting degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Playwriting and Screenwriting.

The Best Playwriting and Screenwriting Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 3 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 58 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 36 Master's degrees, 22 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
2 New York University New York, NY

New York University offers 2 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 104 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 56 Bachelor's degrees, and 48 Master's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
3 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 1 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree program. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 3 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 2 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 12 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 12 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
5 Brown University Providence, RI

Brown University offers 1 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 1 Master's degree.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University offers 1 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 6 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 6 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
7 Chapman University Orange, CA

Chapman University offers 2 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 47 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
8 Emory University Atlanta, GA

Emory University offers 2 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 16 Reviews
9 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 1 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
10 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University offers 1 Playwriting And Screenwriting Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Playwriting And Screenwriting with students earning 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews

List of Playwriting and Screenwriting Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
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  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
Brown University Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
12 : 1 9,458
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
University Logo Emory University Atlanta, GA
5/5
7 : 1 13,788
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
13 : 1 9,392
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
Florida State University Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
25 : 1 40,830
Drexel University Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
14 : 1 25,595
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
5/5
22 : 1 11,861
SUNY at Purchase College SUNY at Purchase College Purchase, NY
3/5
16 : 1 4,169
University of Iowa University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
3/5
13 : 1 30,844
The New School The New School New York, NY
5/5
11 : 1 10,344
California State University-Fullerton California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
30 : 1 38,948
Catholic University of America Catholic University of America Washington, DC
5/5
13 : 1 6,521
Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Athens, OH
3/5
26 : 1 29,157
Point Park University Point Park University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,844
California State University-Northridge California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
2/5
32 : 1 41,548
CUNY Hunter College CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
2/5
19 : 1 22,918
University of New Mexico-Main Campus University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
2/5
15 : 1 27,285

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Getting a Playwriting and Screenwriting Degree Online

Schools offering online Playwriting and Screenwriting degrees

Online Playwriting and Screenwriting degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 4 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Playwriting and Screenwriting degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
National University 0 0 0 4 0
Academy of Art University 0 0 1 0 0
How many schools offer online Playwriting and Screenwriting degrees?
  • 1 Bachelor's
  • 2 Master's

What degrees do people get in Playwriting and Screenwriting?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 6 Colleges 2 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 23 Colleges 239 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 6 Colleges 10 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 30 Colleges 266 Graduates

Playwriting and Screenwriting Degree Overview

On the start of the search for Playwriting and Screenwriting degrees, know that earning a traditional degree is very prevalent. Earning a degree in Playwriting and Screenwriting may take more time than just your traditional degree as it is common to obtain advanced degrees as companion to the traditional. The most popular Playwriting and Screenwriting degree earned was a master's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Playwriting and Screenwriting degree that people earn is a bachelor's degree. While a master's degree is slightly more popular, both are very typical options. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. With your goals in mind, look for the Playwriting and Screenwriting degree that can match your flexibility and needs in addition to finding a school with the right opportunities for you to earn that degree.

Average cost of college for a Playwriting and Screenwriting degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,292 Public In-State
$6,471 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$7,874 Public In-State
$34,436 Private In-State
$19,878 Public Out-of-State
$34,436 Private Out-of-State
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