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Bring Your Stories to Life on the Screen and Stage

Every compelling film, play and television show begins with a captivating story. If you have a passion for storytelling, particularly on the screen, ignite your creative potential with Webster University’s Bachelor of Arts in Scriptwriting. Our Scriptwriting degree program offers a unique opportunity to study alongside accomplished writers who have achieved remarkable success in the industry. Graduates of our program have also gone on to succeed in television, film and acclaimed scriptwriting contests.

With our BA in Scriptwriting classes, you’ll receive a comprehensive education in crafting narratives specifically tailored for the silver and small screens. Core courses focus on developing feature-length screenplays (90 to 120 pages) and teleplays of varying lengths (30 to 75 pages). Our Scriptwriting classes also emphasize essential skills, such as pitching techniques, story bible creation and the business of the film industry.

In the Scriptwriting degree program, you’ll develop a solid foundation in storytelling skills and narrative analysis. Additionally, you’ll acquire the practical knowledge needed to navigate the industry and transform your passion for writing into a fulfilling career. Within our dynamic community, collaborate with talented filmmakers and videographers who can skillfully bring your words and pages to life on the screen.

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Learn From Accomplished Writers

Our faculty members have a combined 60 years working in the film industry. In our scriptwriting classes, you’ll learn from accomplished screenwriters, television writers, story analysts, comic book authors and memoirists who know what it takes to be successful in your chosen career path.

Gain Real-World Experience Through Partnerships

Webster’s Scriptwriting degree program has established partnerships with major Hollywood talent agencies as part of the story analyst practicum, in which students serve as story analysts, reviewing screenplay projects for Hollywood talent. We’ve also partnered with Los Angeles-based ScriptHop to pioneer the revolutionary platform in the educational sphere and provide remote internship opportunities.

Discover a Great Value in a Great Location

Tuition for our Scriptwriting program is considerably less than many comparable programs. In addition, the cost of living in St. Louis is much lower than Chicago and Los Angeles, making Webster a considerable value. Our St. Louis location also offers access to local commercial production and media content generation.

Receive Personal Attention and Career Advising

With no more than 15 students, our Scriptwriting classes create ample opportunities for meaningful engagement. You’ll collaborate with classmates and receive the personal support you deserve from our expert instructors. Additionally, Webster’s Scriptwriting program facilitator offers advising throughout the undergraduate program and beyond. We’ll keep in touch after you graduate and facilitate connections within the film industry.

Immerse Yourself in Innovative, Hands-On Learning

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Our School of Communications complex houses a cutting-edge media production and education facility that meets industry standards. It boasts a range of unique, first-in-the-region technologies and capabilities.

Our studio facilities include an advanced audio and video production/recording suite, a dynamic sound stage, versatile workshop spaces, a photography studio, a gallery, and labs for animation, game design and video post-production, as well as flexible teaching spaces.

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What Can You Do With Your Scriptwriting Degree?

A Scriptwriting degree from Webster University opens doors to a range of exciting career possibilities in the ever-evolving film and television industry. As a graduate of our program, you’ll possess the storytelling acumen, writing proficiency, pitching skills and industry expertise needed to thrive in this creative landscape.

Our Scriptwriting graduates have found success in various areas. Some have worked on prestigious network television dramas and comedies, such as “Raising Hope,” “In Plain Sight,” “The Last Ship” and “The Mysteries of Laura.” Others have made their mark in writing feature films, as well as producing and writing for children’s web series. Our Scriptwriting degree program also prepares you for successful entry into top graduate programs.

The field of writing, including playwriting and screenwriting, is experiencing steady growth, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting an annual median salary of $69,510. According to the Writers Guild of America West’s 2020 Annual Report, 6,323 screenwriters reported earnings of $1.68 billion in various areas of the industry.

Typical entry-level jobs for our Scriptwriting graduates include:


  • Assistant (at talent agency, or production or management company)
  • Creative Executive
  • Feature Film Writer
  • Film Critic
  • Production Assistant
  • Story Analyst (script reader)
  • Television Writer
  • Writer's Assistant
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“What I like most about Webster are the students, faculty and staff that make up our small campus.”

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Liah Neudecker

BA in Scriptwriting and Media Communication, '21

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