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College of Art, Media & Design
School of Film
Liberal Arts Distribution
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The Writing for Film and Television program is committed to educating students in the craft technique of screen and television script writing. It emphasizes an applied approach to the writing courses along with an appreciation of the history and criticism of both media. Upon completing the program, students are prepared to engage in scriptwriting professionally or to pursue advanced study in creative writing.
Writing for Film and Television is an undergraduate program that teaches future screenwriters, filmmakers, story-development executives, and producers the art of writing narrative scripts for the screen. Students write feature-length screenplays and hour-long teleplays, gain a sophisticated knowledge of story development, and create, write, and produce episodic drama series for the Web. The core of the experience is writing and revising in a workshop environment with close guidance and support from industry-experienced faculty.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing for Film and Television will:
- recognize and apply the elements of dramatic structure in original written work;
- practice creative problem solving skills, experimentation and inventiveness;
- gain expertise in critical analysis;
- demonstrate rhetorical tactics;
- demonstrate professional practices in scriptwriting;
- be able to generate or find story ideas to develop for screen, television or Web series;
- learn to work with video or film production crews and to participate in the filming of student scripts;
- distinguish historical and cultural influences on film, television or Web on students’ original written work.
Program Requirements (120 credits)