Be a Screenwriter.
All great films start on the page.
All great films start on the page.
For every creative element of screenwriting, there is equal parts business involved. Screenwriters are the architects of a film, writing and designing the blueprint that every other part of the filmmaking process will be built upon. This undergraduate Screenwriting program will teach you how to better flesh out your ideas, harness your creative abilities, and write better than ever before. We’ll also teach you the essential business and industry know-how that you’ll need to actually do this for a living. Through practical hands-on work, along with critique from fellow screenwriters, graduates of this program will leave not only with experience writing in a variety of formats, but also with newfound knowledge of how to work and make a living in the Screenwriting industry.
Graduates of this program will have the ability to define the components and structures common to all feature film and television scripts. They will be able to develop a writing schedule and work within it to create measured content within specific deadlines and timeframes. They will be able to write feature films and television series. They will also graduate having written a series of spec scripts.
Students will be able to construct work schedules to ensure deliverables and timelines are met. They will acquire skills that permit them to generate creative ideas on a daily basis, navigating and overcoming “writer’s block” and similar creative obstacles. Students will be able to articulate ideas, images and stories using language designed for specificity. Students will also be able to identify, articulate and generate build the common traditional beats found in the three-act story structure. The will be able to write scripts.
Graduates of this program will be able to work as a professional writers for Film & Television, both with production companies as well as freelance. Other opportunities include work as professional Story Editors.
Our Screenwriting program consists of a total of seven courses running over 12 months within a dynamic 952 hour program of classroom instruction.
To qualify for full-time training in SchoolCreative’s Screenwriting Program:
Applicants with mature students status, and/or students whose first language is not English, below are the minimum scores required from any one of the following tests in English proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge. If necessary, we may also require a telephone or in-person interview.
Our Screenwriting program has one intake per year occurring in September. This 47 week program runs Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:30 pm with classes typically scheduled in varying blocks of either 9:00 am – 1:30pm or 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm. We are always accepting applications for upcoming terms, please find start dates below.
SchoolCreative also adheres to all provincial and federal holidays, for more information as well as a full list of British Columbian statutory holidays, please see our Statutory Holidays page.
The great thing about writing is that you can do it just about anywhere. But if writing for television and cinema is your niche, then you’ll want to learn under the guidance of the working professionals right here in Hollywood North, Vancouver.
This is where SchoolCreative enters the scene.
Over the course of 24 weeks, aspiring screenwriters will learn the ins and outs of adapting their storytelling talents to the highest industry standards and SchoolCreative strives to offer the most competitive tuition rates possible.
Writing is considered a solitary pursuit, but it doesn’t have to be. You’ll find yourself amongst peers who are just as passionate about the worlds they create. Students will also come away with the networking skills and business savvy required to keep their name top of mind with industry influencers.
You are passionate about the text on a page. Allow SchoolCreative to flesh out your talent and broaden the range of your writerly voice.
We can help you write the next act of your own life’s story.
Express yourself through words. Value your creations. Love what you do.
Total direct and indirect full time equivalent jobs generated by film and TV production in B.C. are estimated at over 36,000.
Spending on Film & TV production BC totalled more than $2 billion in 2014
After New York and LA, Vancouver is the 3rd largest production centre in North America
On average the city is home to approximately 30+ movies and 30+ TV series annually
Writers, Actors, Animators, Photographers and Game Designers; SchoolCreative’s instructors come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our talented faculty are more than just instructors, they’re working artists who are all currently excelling in their respective fields in Vancouver and beyond. Whatever discipline you may find yourself interested in pursuing, our mentors are keen to share with you their first hand experiences as working as artists in today’s creative arts industries. Check out our Faculty page to see what our instructors have accomplished.Meet The Faculty
One of the many great things that differentiates SchoolCreative from other educational options is our direct connection to the industry that you want to work in. We work every day with people from various facets of the animation, video game, writing and film, television & voice over industries and we want you to be able to work with them too. So, throughout your program we bring in a variety of industry experts who will help you up your game to a whole other level. Guest speakers vary by semester depending upon their availability, but check out who our students have worked with in the past!Guest Speakers