Optional Screenwriting Specialization

An Optional Specialization for Professional Writing Majors

Media companies are increasingly relying on writers who have multiple sets of skills, including knowledge of design, film and other new media forms. The Screenwriting specialization allows students in the Professional Writing major to dive deeply into the techniques, practices and specific knowledge base of screenwriting professionals. Students enrolled in the specialization will collaborate with their peers in the Filmmaking program and have a chance to see their screenplays produced.

  • Transform your script to film with audio, video, scriptwriting and digital-editing techniques.
  • Sharpen your writing skills through workshopping with your peers and working on a production team.
  • Critique and transform screenplays and films.
  • Explore aspects of story ideas in film, character development, conflict, dialogue, dramatic structure and script formatting.

Courses in this Specialization Currently Include