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

  • Bring your screenplay to life 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 character development, conflict, dialogue, dramatic structure, and script formatting.

Courses in this Specialization Currently Include