Concentration in Screenwriting for Feature Film and Television

Concentration in Screenwriting for Feature Film and Television 

The Concentration in Screenwriting for Feature Film and Television includes instruction in the history and analysis of classical and contemporary screenwriting texts and the resulting films. The program further includes instruction in writing the visual narrative, three- and four-act structure, character development, thematic development, conflict, genre, story arc, and dialogue. For both the feature-length screenplay and television writing. Students also learn to apply strategies and techniques for the effective teaching of creative writing. 

The MA Concentration in Screenwriting requires the following 30 credits:

CRWR 600Summer Orientation (taken two times with different emphasis each summer)2
CRWR 661Film History and Analysis; the Visual Narrative2
CRWR 663Screenwriting, Competition, Representation, the Option (Representation, the “Option”)2
CRWR 665Screenwriting Genre6
CRWR 668Television Drama and Sit Comedy6
Select two of the following:12
Writing the TV Pilot
Adaptation
Teaching and Pedagogy
Total Credits30