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Associate Degree Fine Arts – Screenwriting

ASSOCIATE DEGREE FINE ARTS – SCREENWRITING – 2 Year Program
Approved for Domestic Students: 6 Full Time Quarters

MISSION
To facilitate screenwriters in effectively expressing themselves by helping them to discover their personal connection to their work and to give them the tools necessary to bring that personal expression to life.scripts copy

PURPOSE
The Associate Degree in Fine Arts / Screenwriting at The Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory is a sequential process of training that will expose each writing student to the essential aspects of this unique form of writing.

Screenwriting is a demanding art form in which the writer must learn to compress the complex world of their story and characters into a lean and concise written document. In order to create effective and compelling stories, the screenwriter must learn how to tap into his or her own personal experiences and meld them with the demands of the story and genre in which they are working. The final goal of the screenwriting major is the creation of several finished short and feature film scripts. This deceptively demanding writing form requires the writer to compress an entire universe into a stripped down less than 90 – 120 page document.


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NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE DEGREE PROGRAM STUDENTS
This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.