Tobie writes: I was wondering if you could tell me what colleges have good screenwriting/playwriting courses?
Here is a list of schools that I know people have enjoyed and/or resulted in them coming to LA and getting a job in Hollywood. I'm sure there are others out there; feel free to comment. Definitely give prioirty to any school in LA (or that has a LA semester program), since that allows you to do really valuable industry internships while you're still in college. (Any schools in NY also would be attractive for internship possibilities.) Note that just because a school has a screenwriting or playwriting program doesn't mean it has any connection to Hollywood. If you really want to pursue this as a career, you need to study craft AND the business of it all.
Ithaca (I went here and it led to me studying in LA and ultimately moving here)
University of Miami
UT Austin (one of few public schools with an LA semester program)
Notre Dame (not sure about their programs, but I have a bunch of friends who work in Hollywood who went here)
Yale (same as above)
Keep in mind that being a screenwriter or TV Writer doesn't require a degree (but if it's the only thing that really interests you, I say go for it.)
You could also attend a different school and then study in LA through a school that does have a program here.
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Grad school? UCLA Extension?
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