Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting

The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting degree develops leaders in the fields of narrative film and video production in roles such as director, cinematographer, editor, sound mixer, videographer, producer and screenwriter. This screenwriting degree program prepares students to become filmmakers or to specialize. The program is built on developing a strong foundation in the narrative storytelling, creativity, technical skills, and hands on experience necessary to design and deliver poignant messages.

Students enrolled in the screenwriting program will be provided with information on the impact, use and history of entertainment guilds and unions. Students have the opportunity to analyze and implement advanced techniques in creating cinema screenplays, including using traditional storytelling and classic mythology. In addition, students are provided with the skills to learn to adapt various forms of media into screenplays.

Digital film students will gain an introduction to cinema, including a study of the multiple eras and movements in film history. The technical and aesthetic aspects of small format digital production are explored as well as the basic principles of motion picture production. The process beyond the creation of the production, including film financing, budgeting and distribution is also examined. Students are provided with skills and experience in acting and directing, as well as cinematography and screenwriting.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.