The minor in screenwriting is designed for students in all disciplines who want to explore and develop skills in writing for film and television. 

Many students who pursue this minor are majoring in disciplines like cinema studies; media, society, and the arts; and theatre and performance. The skills developed in screenwriting complement a liberal arts education.

Students interested in the minor must submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study. 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:

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