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The Writing for Screen and Television Certificate is awarded for one year of study.
Applicants must be recognized writers outside of the field of screenwriting.
The course of study is no less than 16 units total, over two semesters. Writers, both U.S. and international, should appeal directly to the chair for admission in the fall semester.
Admission is granted to only one or two scholars a year, and is of the highest selectivity. Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree with at least a 3.0 GPA. Additionally, candidates must show compelling reason for not applying to a formal degree program.
The general course of study is as follows: