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Ottawa, ON
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Scriptwriting (Graduate Certificate)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Media and Design
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Playwriting and Screenwriting
Description This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides students with the knowledge, writing experience and hands-on skills necessary to become writers in the ever-expanding fields of film, television, theatre, video and digital media content. While enhancing scriptwriting skills under close tutelage and guidance by professionals, students also have an opportunity to experience the process by which their work moves from page to screen and page to stage. By analyzing issues and trends in film and media, students also learn how to market their skills effectively and work as professionals in their target industries.
Website: Scriptwriting (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Ontario College Diploma, a university degree or partially-completed university degree, or two or more years of appropriate post-secondary experience; AND Submission of a 500-word written piece identifying the applicant`s suitability for a profession in scriptwriting as well as describing the film, media, theatre, writing or other writing-related experience qualifying you for this program. Details can be found online at If you do not meet the academic requirements above but have two or more years of media, theatre, journalism or other program-related experience, clarify this in your written piece. The written piece is required of ALL applicants. We cannot finish your application process until this has been completed. We encourage you to submit this promptly. NOTE: Please send an electronic copy of your written piece to: The following information must be included in the email subject line: Scriptwriting, Written Piece, your name, and Algonquin student number.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Last Updated: December 26, 2018