Writing for the Screen Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Community college certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Playwriting and Screenwriting. 500504


Course Objective: Writing for the Screen Certificate

Description: 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.

Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Screenwriting Certificate program, the learner will  be able to:

  1. Exhibit a working knowledge of storytelling across mediums.

  2. Apply key points of storytelling in cinema to content creation.

  3. Create a podcast using journalism principles.

  4. Create a screenplay using three act structure with solid characters, conflicts and story.

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):

        Tuition: 24 Credits x 122.00 = $2,928.00  Books: $400.00 

          Supplies: $ 0.0      Total Cost: $ 3,328.00

Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):

  • Save the Cat

  • Writing Short Films

  • Save the Cat Strikes Back

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition): No required supplies

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:

Name: Sheila Jerrell


Phone number: (928) 776-2170

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:

  • Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: NA

  • Other requirements needed: NA

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)

  • Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)

         Yes or No: NO

         Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:

  • Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)

        Yes or No: Yes

 Career Pathway: Film and Media Arts Associate Degree

  • Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)

       Yes or No (Explain): Yes Certificate stays with the student, and can

        transfer to a University

  • Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)

         Yes or No: Yes

 Accrediting Agency and link to website:

Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program. New Program no Attainment Rate



Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Yavapai College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Prescott Campus & Verde Valley Campus

Local WIB

12 - Yavapai County Less

Name of Credential

Screen Writing Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


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


Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

27-2012.00Producers and Directors
$15.95 per hour

Provider Status



1100 E Sheldon, Prescott, Arizona 86301

Phone Number

(928) 776-2170

Web Address

Last Updated

Jan 25, 2022


Nov 05, 2019