Screenwriting Specialization

Screenwriting Specialization

Students must complete three courses from this list (9 credit hours):

MSCH-F 392 Media Genres (approved topics only)

(3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 101 or CMCL-C 190 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Topic varies. Analysis of typical genres, such as westerns, situation comedies, documentaries, etc. Problems of generic description or definition: themes, conventions, iconography peculiar to given genres. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 392 and CMCL-C 392.

MSCH-P 331 Scriptwriting

(3 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-C221, MSCH-C 223, TEL-T 206 or TEL-T 211 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Covers format, structure and writing of dramatic and nondramatic scripts. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P 331 or TEL-T 331.

MSCH-P 452 Topical Seminar in Design and Production (approved topic: Advanced Scriptwriting)

(1-3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Exploration of design or production problems and issues in telecommunications. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics in P452 and TEL-T 452.

THTR-T 458 Screenwriting or THTR-T 483 Topics in Theatre and Drama (approved topic: Writing for Television)
  • THTR-T 458 Screenwriting (3 cr.): Structural analyses of cinematic models, culminating in the creation of an original full-length narrative screenplay.
  • THTR-T 483 Topics in Theatre and Drama (approved topic: Writing for Television) (1-3 cr.): Studies in special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. May be repeated once for credit if topic differs.
MSCH-X472 Media Internship or MSCH-X474 Journalism Internship
  • MSCH-X472 Media Internship (1-3 cr.): P: Junior or senior standing, at least 12 semester credit hours completed in the school and application approval. Faculty-supervised work in a media field related to student’s academic interests. Credits based on at least 50 work hours per credit hour with a maximum of 6 credit hours applied toward the BA in Media or the BS in Game Design. Student must write a critical analysis paper and be evaluated by a workplace supervisor. S/F grading. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-X 472, MSCH-I 497, MSCH-I 382, TEL-T 497 or CMCL-C 382.
  • MSCH-X474 Journalism Internship (1-3 cr.): P: Completion of an application for internship credit and school approval. Students secure an internship and enroll for one, two or three credit hours, based on at least 120 work hours per credit hour with a maximum of three credit hours applied toward the BAJ. Student must write a critical analysis paper and be evaluated by a workplace supervisor. S/F grading. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours in MSCH-X 474, MSCH-I 492 and JOUR-J 492.

See the full Media School Bulletin.

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