Minor in Screenwriting

The minor in screenwriting is designed for students in all disciplines who want to explore and develop skills in writing for film and television. Students interested in the minor must submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study (available at www.purchase.edu/registrar, under “Forms”). Upon admission to the minor, the student will be assigned a minor advisor from the screenwriting faculty.

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Screenwriting
Five courses, to include:

  • DWR 1010/Screenwriting I (4 credits)
  • CIN 1500/Introduction to Cinema Studies I (4 credits)
  • DWR 2000/Screenwriting II (4 credits)
  • Plus two of the following courses:
    CIN 1510/Introduction to Cinema Studies II (4 credits)
    DWR 3000/Screenwriting III (4 credits)
    DWR 3120/The Writer and the Documentary (4 credits)
    DWR 3230/Writers’ Scene Workshop (4 credits)
    DWR 3300/Writing for Television (4 credits)


Screenwriting Faculty
A. Dean Bell, BFA, Purchase College
Eric Mandelbaum, BFA, Purchase College
Edward Pomerantz, MFA, Yale School of Drama
John Young, BFA, Purchase College
J.D. Zeik, BA, Purchase College

For additional information:
School of Film and Media Studies Faculty


For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/ departments/AcademicPrograms/LAS/FilmMediaStudies/Screenwriting-Minor/default.aspx.

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