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The B.F.A. in screenwriting program emphasize a balance of hands-on work in the development of scripts along with the study and theory of storytelling for a wide platform of outlets. Students will explore and write short screenplays, feature screenplays, television scripts and more. Writers participate in workshop settings, providing and receiving feedback from peers and instructors. This degree requires all students to meet strict deadlines, communicate in class through critiques and discussions, and share artistic work in a public setting through readings, presentations and screenings.

Collaboration and Integration

A photo of the writer's room. Submitted photo.The writer’s room is where screenwriting students can workshop their screenplays in a professional setting.

The screenwriting program provides opportunities for collaboration with other writers, filmmakers and animators. Writers will see their ideas brought to life on a variety of mediums and gain intimate knowledge of the industry and its structure. Writers will also have the opportunity to make films, and, by directing actors and composing shots, they can more fully realize the possibilities of visual storytelling.

Inside the Writer's Room

  • Two 60” Full HD Smart LED TV
  • HD Webcam Capabilities for Skype Sessions
  • Power-Outlets at Table for Laptops

Student-Produced Video by Cinema Production Major Ryan Peters '23

Point Park University - Screenwriting Program from Point Park Cinema Arts on Vimeo.


Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

Point Park faculty members bring academic and work experience into the classroom.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Rick Hawkins.
Hawkins is an Emmy-winning screenwriter whose career in Hollywood includes successes as a producer, studio executive and international media consultant.

Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the screenwriting major. Some of the courses in the screenwriting program include:

  • Acting and Directing for Writers and Filmmakers
  • TV Animation Writing
  • Classical and Modern Drama
  • Intermediate and Advanced Screenwriting
  • Rewriting the Feature Screenplay
  • Story Analysis
  • Writing the Adaptation
  • Writing the Hour Drama
  • Writing for Multimedia/Web Series
  • Writing the Situation Comedy
  • Video Game Writing

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