Susan Skoog, Program Director
C O N T E N T S
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The Screenwriting Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program prepares students to work in feature films, traditional TV, streaming and the web as screenwriters, development executives, producers, and filmmakers. Through a hands-on, progressive course of study, students will explore the art of writing for the screen, hone their voice, and develop the skills needed to sustain a career in the entertainment industry. Screenwriting students build a professional portfolio of writing samples which includes feature film scripts, original pilots, spec episodes, short films and more. The core of this experience is writing and revising in a workshop environment with close guidance and support from industry-experienced, award winning faculty.
The Screenwriting program prepares students to:
-Craft professional quality, dynamic, and absorbing screenplays for a variety of media that engage readers and audiences with a unique artistic style and voice.
-Generate, discover, and acquire compelling story ideas to develop for motion pictures, television, streaming, and the web.
-Appraise the commercial viability and artistic merit of scripted projects for professional development and prepare commentary and analysis.
-Effectively communicate story ideas and concepts both orally and in writing.
-Collaborate across disciplines, including filmmaking, animation, and gaming, and demonstrate competency in film production practices.
-Recognize the significant historical and contemporary influences of film, television, streaming, and web programming on culture, society, and relevant industries.
-Analyze current and evolving narrative strategies and their relationship to new distribution technologies.
Research various sectors of the entertainment industry and construct a sustainable career path.
Program Requirements (120 credits)