Theatre Schools Offering Screenwriting Programs

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In 2015, we reviewed 57 theatre schools offering screenwriting and playwriting degree programs. The most screenwriting schools and colleges are located in California (11 schools), Pennsylvania (5 schools), New York (5 schools), Georgia (3 schools), and Illinois (3 schools).

The best screenwriting and playwriting program in the United States is offered by University of Southern California. That school offers an excellent screenwriting and playwriting program evaluated with five stars for curriculum and four-star rating for teaching.

Below, there is Theatre-Schools.com ranking of the Best 25 screenwriting and playwriting schools. To compare all screenwriting and playwriting schools, please narrow your search by state or desired degree. You might also want to see our recent ranking of the top literature schools and colleges in the United States.


Top 25 screenwriting & playwriting schools:

University of Southern California - Theatre School Ranking
Chapman University - Theatre School Ranking
2. Chapman University

Orange, California

Northwestern University - Theatre School Ranking
3. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

University of California San Diego - Theatre School Ranking
New York University - Theatre School Ranking
5. New York University

New York City, New York

Loyola Marymount University - Theatre School Ranking
6. Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

Yale University - Theatre School Ranking
7. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Hollins University - Theatre School Ranking
8. Hollins University

Roanoke, Virginia

Drexel University - Theatre School Ranking
9. Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

California State University Northridge - Theatre School Ranking
SUNY at Purchase College - Theatre School Ranking
Carnegie Mellon University - Theatre School Ranking
12. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Catholic University of America - Theatre School Ranking
13. Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia

DePaul University - Theatre School Ranking
14. DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

Elon University - Theatre School Ranking
15. Elon University

Elon, North Carolina

The Juilliard School - Theatre School Ranking
16. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

Florida State University - Theatre School Ranking
17. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

The New School - Theatre School Ranking
18. The New School

New York City, New York

Ohio University - Theatre School Ranking
University of Sacred Heart - Theatre School Ranking
20. University of Sacred Heart

Santurce, Puerto Rico

Pepperdine University - Theatre School Ranking
21. Pepperdine University

Malibu, California

CUNY Hunter College - Theatre School Ranking
22. CUNY Hunter College

New York City, New York

Brigham Young University Provo - Theatre School Ranking
West Virginia University - Theatre School Ranking
24. West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

Emory University - Theatre School Ranking
25. Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia



Screenwriting & playwriting schools by state:

Schools by StateNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Alabama1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in ArizonaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Arkansas11 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in CaliforniaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Colorado1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in ConnecticutNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Delaware2 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Florida3 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in GeorgiaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Idaho3 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in IllinoisNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Indiana2 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in IowaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in KansasNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in KentuckyNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Louisiana1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Maine1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Maryland2 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MassachusettsNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Michigan2 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MinnesotaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MississippiNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MissouriNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in MontanaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in NebraskaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in NevadaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in New HampshireNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in New Jersey1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in New Mexico5 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in New York1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in North CarolinaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in North Dakota3 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in OhioNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in OklahomaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Oregon5 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Pennsylvania1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Rhode IslandNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in South CarolinaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in South DakotaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in TennesseeNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Texas1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Utah3 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Vermont2 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in VirginiaNo Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Washington1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in District of Columbia1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in West Virginia1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Wisconsin1 Screenwriting and Playwriting Schools in Wyoming


Screenwriting & playwriting schools by diploma:

Certificates: 7 schools
Associate's Degrees: 5 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 30 schools
Master's Degrees: 24 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 1 school

Screenwriting & playwriting schools by region:

Northeast: 18 schools
Midwest: 11 schools
South: 12 schools
West: 16 schools

Popular cities for screenwriting & playwriting schools:

Los Angeles: 4 schools
New York City: 4 schools
Pittsburgh: 2 schools
Atlanta: 2 schools
Chicago: 2 schools
Philadelphia: 2 schools
La Jolla: 2 schools
Washington: 1 school
Evanston: 1 school
Athens: 1 school
Savannah: 1 school
New Haven: 1 school
Orange: 1 school
Santurce: 1 school
Norton: 1 school
Danville: 1 school
West Palm Beach: 1 school
Powell: 1 school
Hiram: 1 school
Albuquerque: 1 school

Other theatre programs:

General Drama: 992 schools
Acting and Performing: 342 schools
Design and Technology: 183 schools
Management and Directing: 66 schools
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