The B.F.A. in Screenwriting is an intensive program aimed at helping screenwriters develop their individual creative voices as they explore the intricacies of story structure, character development, writing believable dialogue and understanding film language and genres. Students will learn to write in a variety of forms, including the short film, feature film and episodic television.
Students pursuing a major in screenwriting may only use up to 6 credits of internship coursework to satisfy elective requirements within their major.
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.F.A. in Screenwriting.
Students pursuing the B.F.A. in Screenwriting are required to:
- Earn an overall GPA of 2.000 for all required major courses.
- Complete all courses in the major for a letter grade, except for independent internships.
- Pass courses in the major with a “C-” or higher.
- Complete a minimum of 21 credits from upper division courses in the major.
- Complete the thesis requirement, SW 498 (2 semesters, 6 credits).