Bachelor in Creative Writing for Entertainment

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Full Sail University's bachelor of fine arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment program is designed to help you develop the skills needed for a future in creative media development. Read on to learn more about this bachelor's degree program, offered both on campus and online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Full Sail University's bachelor of fine arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment program combines classroom instruction with workshops and portfolio development courses to help students hone writing skills and gain an understanding of various literary techniques and processes. Several courses in the curriculum focus on studying specific genres, including mystery, horror, science fiction, children's literature, and comedy and tragedy. Other coursework provides study in game writing, writing research, revising and editing, story development, and writing across a variety of media platforms. A series of workshops allows students to apply techniques to the development of television and film scripts, video games, and animation storyboards. The creation of digital portfolios allows students to have a self-promotional tool they can use to help them pursue creative positions in the entertainment industry.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Full Sail University's bachelor of fine arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment program, you should have strong communication skills and a basic understanding of grammar and punctuation rules. You should have earned a high school diploma and be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete a total of 128 credits to earn the bachelor of fine arts degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University. The program duration is 32 months.

Creative Writing for Entertainment Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
ECW 3721 Children's Entertainment
ECW 1223 Creative Skills Development
ECW 3111 Creative Writing Genre I: Comedy and Tragedy
ECW 3211 Creative Writing Genre II: Horror, Mystery and Suspense
ECW 3311 Creative Writing Genre III: Science Fiction and Fantasy
ECW 4653 Creative Writing Portfolio Assembly I
ECW 4953 Creative Writing Portfolio Assembly II
ECW 1715 Creative Writing Research
ECW 2841 Developing New Worlds: Environment and Historical Research
DGL 101 Digital Literacy
ECW 3520 Introduction to Game Writing
ECW 2123 Literary Techniques and Story Development
ECW 2743 Literature Criticism and Analytical Thinking
ECW 3953 Publishing and Distribution
ECW 4711 Revisions and Editing
ECW 2955 Scriptwriting Techniques
ECW 2351 Symbolic Communications and Cartography
ECW 3831 The Creative Writing Industry
ECW 3651 Transmedia Writing
ECW 1410 Visual Thinking and Writing
ECW 4101 Writing Workshop I: Film
ECW 4220 Writing Workshop II: Television
ECW 4320 Writing Workshop III: Storyboarding, Animation & Comics
ECW 4420 Writing Workshop IV: Video Game & Interactive Formats
PMA 101 Project Management and Assessment I
PMA 102 Project Management and Assessment II
PMA 203 Project Management and Assessment III

What could I do after I graduate?

Potential Career Opportunities

Graduates of Full Sail University's bachelor of fine arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment program could go on to work for movie productions, television studios, or new media companies. Careers that you could pursue include:

  • Storyboard Artist
  • Script Reader
  • Proofreader
  • Researcher
  • Social Media Architect

Advanced Degrees

While graduates of the bachelor of fine arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment program may be eligible to pursue entry-level writing jobs in the entertainment industry, those interested in increased responsibilities or career advancement may be interested in pursuing or, in some cases, be required to obtain a master's degree. Advanced degrees you could pursue include:

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Fine Arts in Media Design
  • Master of Arts in New Media Journalism