Screenwriting

Minor in Screenwriting

The minor in screenwriting is intended to guide the student from the acquisition of basic screenwriting skills through the completion of a full-length feature screenplay. Fifteen of the credits are directly craft-oriented, teaching the student what she needs to know to translate her ideas into a format suitable for production; the other nine credits are dedicated to background knowledge intended to inform her creative thinking.  

Film & video majors should note that they will be taking half of the courses in the screenwriting minor as part of their degree requirements, making this minor a relatively simple addition to their education.   

Required courses
FMST 150American Classic Cinema3.0
FMST 160European Cinema3.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
SCRP 275 [WI] Screenwriting II3.0
SCRP 310Literature for Screenwriters3.0
SCRP 370Screenplay Story Development3.0
SCRP 380Screenwriting Workshop I3.0
SCRP 381Screenwriting Workshop II3.0
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

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