Writing for the Screen Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

IHE Certificate of Completion, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Playwriting and Screenwriting. 500504


The Writing for the Screen Certificate focuses on storytelling across media, including podcasting, marketing/sales, social media, video games, VR, citizen journalism, education, YouTube, client based content, film and television.

Credits Hours required:  24

∞Note: This program can be completed entirely online.

This certificate is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid. 

Program Requirements

FMA 103 - Screenwriting I Credits: 3
FMA 104 - Podcasting Credits: 3
FMA 121 - Screenwriting II Credits: 3
FMA 131 - Characters, Conflicts and Story Credits: 3
FMA 132 - Citizen Journalism Credits: 3
FMA 133 - Introduction to Media and Cinema Credits: 3
FMA 134 - Immersive Transmedia Storytelling Credits: 3
FMA 135 - Writing for Games and Virtual Reality Credits: 3

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Writing for the Screen Certificate, the learner will be able to:

Exhibit a working knowledge of storytelling across mediums.
Apply key points of storytelling in cinema to content creation.
Create a podcast using journalism principles.
Create a screenplay using three act structure with solid characters, conflicts and story.




Entrance Requirements



Yavapai College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Prescott; Online

Local WIB

12 - ARIZONA@WORK - Yavapai County

Name of Credential

Screen Writing Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

FAFSA, varies

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes -

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

27-3043.00Writers and Authors
$15.95 per hour

Provider Status



1100 E Sheldon, Prescott, Arizona 86301

Phone Number

(928) 717-7332

Web Address

Last Updated

May 20, 2024


Nov 05, 2019


May 05, 2025

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