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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program provides a multi-disciplinary experience intended to nurture original cinematic voices and develop critical abilities necessary for lifelong careers in film and television. A core study of screenwriting is supplemented with studies in digital film production, creative writing, media studies, and theater. The curriculum provides the opportunity to develop an original voice, to reflect and grow as an individual creative screenwriter, and to apply this combination of skill and knowledge to the marketplace. Screenwriting and filmmaking will be examined from historical, theoretical and critical perspectives.

Program Locations

  • Metropolitan State University, St Paul Campus 55106

Labor Market Information

  • Editors

  • Median wage: $25.84/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Producers and Directors

  • Median wage: $30.21/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • College Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

  • Median wage: $64,173/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Writers and Authors

  • Median wage: $28.19/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Proofreaders and Copy Markers

  • Median wage: $15.01/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Toll-Free: (844) 456-3876 Local: (651) 793-1302 TTY: (651) 772-7687 Email: gateway@metrostate.edu