Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Screenwriting

Advance Screenwriting and Narrative Storytelling Skills

In NYFA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) in Screenwriting, students write every day to train in narrative storytelling, exploring every aspect of writing for television, film, and media. Through hands-on projects and robust coursework, students create compelling stories and develop their creative voice while pursuing a practical, challenging degree in the arts.

Under the guidance of our faculty of professional industry screenwriters, students study the entire screenwriting process from start to finish, building skills in writing, rewriting, pitching, critique, and creative collaboration.

Students who fully commit to the BFA program are given the tools and training to become disciplined writers, making it a great fit for high school graduates interested in pursuing a creative pathway in film, entertainment, and media.

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Faculty Highlights

Interview with Los Angeles Chair, Nunzio DeFilippis

School Alumni

Meshal Al Jaser  

Meshal Al Jaser

Writer | Actor | Director

Mohamed Diab  

Mohamed Diab

Director | Writer



The curriculum for the BFA at NYFA’s Screenwriting School includes:

  • Technical and creative classes that teach students to write engaging scripts for television and film, such as Elements of Screenwriting, Screenwriting Discipline & Methodology, The Business of Screenwriting, Feature Film Workshop, Scene Study, and more
  • Instruction and mentoring by experienced faculty and staff that actively work in screenwriting and can teach students the reality of the current industry
  • Access to and instruction on use of camera, sound, and lighting equipment, as well as a digital license to Final Draft screenwriting software
  • Exclusive guest lectures from industry leaders such as screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, and more

BFA students must complete an industry internship in each of their final two semesters to help them develop their professional skills and begin to build their network.

To learn more, refer to NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.


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Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.