Certificate in Screenwriting

Certificates » Screenwriting
Program Features
  • Opportunity to pitch your screenplay to an industry executive
  • Creation of a full first draft of your screenplay
  • Eligibility for the Screenwriting Certificate Scholarship
  • Guest speakers from the regional film industry
  • Opportunity to submit your work to Stratus: Journal of Arts & Writing
Who Should Apply
  • Individuals interested in screenwriting, theatrical scriptwriting or writing for television
Examine the fundamentals of good screenwriting, and develop your own original, full-length screenplay. Study the art of storytelling in seminal film and television works. Practice screenwriting exercises that help prompt creativity and help you organize your ideas and refine your narrative. Focus on crafting compelling themes, characters, conflict and resolution. Familiarize yourself with pitching techniques and approaches to selling your screenplay.
Key Outcome
You will create a polished, full-length screenplay while developing your skills to market it to agents and studios.
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2014  Details Details UW Seattle 4736 In Development
Autumn 2013  Details Details UW Seattle 4314 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
Screenwriting: Story Oct 10 - Dec 19, 2013 Tu, Th Cunningham
Screenwriting: First Draft & Rewrite Jan 9 - May 15, 2014 Th Mettler
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Program Highlights
Screenwriting Thumbnail

Instructors Kim Cunningham and Diane Mettler discuss how the program works and describe the many different options screenwriters have today to see their stories told.

Screenwriting – an Instructor's Approach

Screenwriting – Q&A with Instructor Kim Cunningham