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Screenwriting

Screenwriting Degrees

Certificate Program

General Education: English: 3 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 121 English Composition 3
Film Video Media Core: 15 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
FVM 105 Video Production I 3
FVM 117 Understanding the Actor’s Process 3
FVM 136 Short Script Analysis 3
FVM 150 Development of Film Expression 3
FVM 160 Video Post Production I 3
Screenwriting Emphasis: 30 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
FVM 118 Screen Actor Improvisation 3
FVM 155 Writing the Short Script 3
FVM 202 Film/Video Business OR 3
FVM 216 Producing the Independent Film 3
FVM 236 Creative Producing 3
FVM 250 Writing for Broadcast Media 3
FVM 251 Feature Script Analysis 3
FVM 252 Writing the Independent Feature 3
FVM 262 Writing the Hollywood Feature 3
FVM 268 Feature Rewrites Workshop 3
FVM 269 Screenwriter’s Workshop 3
FVM Elective * 3
* See department for approved FVM electives based on major.
Total General Education Credits 3
Total Core Credits 15
Total Emphasis Requirements 30
Total Credits 48

Associate of Applied Science

General Education Requirements: 15 credits

English

(6 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 121 English Composition I 3
ENG 122 English Composition II 3

Mathematics

(3 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts 4
MAT 120 or higher (excludes MAT 155 and 156)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

(3 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
PSY 101 General Psychology I 3

Arts and Humanities

(3 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
Total General Education Credits 15
Film Video Common Core: 15 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
FVM 105 Video Production I 3
FVM 117 Understanding the Actor’s Process 3
FVM 136 Short Script Analysis 3
FVM 150 Development of Film Expression 3
FVM 160 Video Post Production I 3
Screenwriting for Film and Video: 45 credits
Course # Course Title Credits
FVM 118 Screen Actor Improvisation 3
FVM 155 Writing the Short Script 3
Choose any two from the list below (FVM 181 – FVM 188):
FVM 181 Topics in Film Studies 3
FVM 183 Neo Realism and New Wave Films 3
FVM 184 Landmarks of Cinema 3
FVM 185 Documentary Film 3
FVM 186 The Horror Film 3
FVM 187 The Science Fiction Film 3
FVM 188 The Comedy Film 3
FVM 202 Film/Video Business 3
FVM 212 Contemporary Global Cinema 3
FVM 216 Producing the Independent Film 3
FVM 217 Acting for the Screen OR 3
FVM 227 History of Acting 3
FVM 229 Production III Preparation 3
FVM 236 Creative Producing 3
FVM 250 Writing for Broadcast Media 3
FVM 251 Feature Script Analysis 3
FVM 252 Writing the Independent Film 3
FVM 262 Writing the Hollywood Feature 3
FVM 268 Feature Rewrites Workshop 3
FVM 269 Screenwriter’s Workshop 3
Total General Education Credits 15
Total Core Credits 15
Total Emphasis Credits 45
Total Required Credits 75

Screenwriting Faculty

Will Hicks, MFA

Will-Hicks-SM

Laurel Dibble, MFA

Laurel-Dibble-SM

Tom Dibble, MFA

Tom-Dibble-SM

Dirk Olson

Dirk-Olson-SM

Trai Cartwright, MFA

Aaron Burns