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.

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

Courses in this Specialization Currently Include