ListedIn 2017, we reviewed 60 theatre schools offering screenwriting and playwriting degree programs. The most screenwriting schools and colleges are located in California (11 schools), New York (6 schools), Pennsylvania (5 schools), Illinois (4 schools), and Georgia (3 schools).
The best screenwriting and playwriting program in the United States is offered by New York University. 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 50 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.