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Writing for Media Certificate

We are excited to announce that our Creative Writing program at the Mount has launched a new certificate program - Writing for Media! Our certificate in Writing for Media exposes you to a diverse set of teachers and to a curriculum that prizes the contributions of different ethnicities, styles, and cultural traditions in multiple genres. We offer a varied set of courses in screenwriting, television writing, playwriting, podcasting, and creative cinema studies. This certificate is pragmatic as well as academic, and you’ll leave the program with a portfolio of work to take with you on the next stage of your journey. You can also expect the following:

  • We’ll change your mind about what a classic movie is.
  • You’ll discover how to give a Pixar pitch and create a scene-by-scene outline.
  • You’ll read material that represents LGBTQ+ and BIPOC voices.
  • We’ll train writers to work within the Hollywood system.
  • We’ll show you the fundamentals of moviemaking on a small budget.
  • We’ll give you the tools to finish your script.
  • We’ll give you practice writing in different styles.
  • You’ll become verse in responding to the demands of outside companies.
  • You’ll have the chance to pitch to radio professionals.
  • You’ll work in a collaborative environment.

Above all, you will hone your voice as a writer, by writing what you know—and what you don’t know. Come to study in a program versed in diversity—and diversify yourself.

The certificate requires 15 units of study (five courses) and can be completed in three to four semesters.