The University of Iowa

Screen
writing Arts

The major in screenwriting arts draws on the creative writing tradition at Iowa by expanding undergraduate offerings to include an BA in screenwriting.

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Screenwriting Arts

The major in screenwriting arts draws on the long and historic creative writing tradition at the University of Iowa by expanding undergraduate offerings to include a program in screenwriting. Students are instructed on practical skills and knowledge needed to become successful members of the screenwriting industry, but they also learn about the history and theories related to screenwriting, encouraging writing and the production of cinema to rise to the level of art.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in screenwriting arts requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 42 s.h. of work for the major. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They must earn a minimum of 30 s.h. for the major at the University of Iowa, with at least 15 s.h. in cinematic arts courses (prefix CINE) taken at the University of Iowa.

105 Becker Communication Studies Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone:319-335-0330
Fax: 319-335-3446
cinematicarts@uiowa.edu