Tell us your story.
Learn to express yourself with compelling stories for stage or screen.
As a screenwriting and playwriting major, you will gain a deep understanding of the art and craft involved in making theatre, film, and television. You bring the passion and we’ll give you the tools.
Our proximity to New York City provides great opportunities for guest faculty who have included: Martyna Majok, Susan Soon He Stanton, Christina Anderson, Sylvan Oswald, Jaffe Cohen, Mattson Tomlinson, Andy Bragen, Katie Pearl, Melisa Tien, A. Rey Pamatmat, Margot Bordelon, MJ Kaufman, Greg dePaul, and Charly Simpson.
The only colleges in the country that offer an undergraduate degree in dramatic writing for both stage and screen are Purchase and NYU. And our average class size is 15 students.
Be sure to look at the news feed stories and click the tabs to the right to see what kind of internships our students get and what our Alumni have been up to.
Our Remote Response
The Heliotrope List
Read a sample of the screenplays, plays, and teleplays written by students in the Playwriting & Screenwriting program selected by faculty for inclusion in the Heliotrope List.
Inks Overall Deal with Amazon Studios
Netflix animated series “Hilda” wins 2 Emmy Awards!
PWSW student wins two scholarships in one week