Optional Screenwriting Specialization

An Optional Specialization for Professional Writing Majors

The Screenwriting specialization allows students in the Professional Writing major to dive deeply into the techniques and practices of writing for film and video content. Students enrolled in the specialization will collaborate with their peers in the Filmmaking program and have a chance to see their screenplays produced.

You'll take classes with professors experienced in narrative, documentary, and experimental forms of filmmaking. Faculty members have: 

  • written for TV and feature film
  • written video game scripts for production companies
  • produced, written, shot, directed, and edited award-winning short films 

Media companies are increasingly relying on writers who have multiple sets of skills, including knowledge of design, film, and new media. Your screenwriting expertise will be appealing to employers across all kinds of industries.


Courses in this Specialization Currently Include