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The 2022-2023 requirements are not yet finalized and are subject to change so long as this notice is in place. While the information presented is generally reliable, you should confirm the information later this summer when requirements are finalized.
The Media School

Specialization in Screenwriting (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirementsMDAS31

Requirements

The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Foundations. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-D 337 Digital Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 392 Media Genres (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-P 331 Scriptwriting
    • MSCH-P 431 Feature Film Screenwriting
    • MSCH-P 432 TV Series Writing
    • MSCH-P 452 Topical Seminar in Design and Production (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-V 470 Issues in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  2. Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • Additional course(s) from the Foundations list above
    • Three (3) credit hours from the following:
      • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship
      • MSCH-X 474 Journalism Internship
    • One (1) of the following:
      • THTR-T 458 Screenwriting
      • THTR-T 483 Topics in Theatre and Drama (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the specialization.
    2. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Specialization Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

Exceptions to and substitutions for specialization requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.