Screenwriting Concentration, Film & Television (BFA)

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Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
FILM 235FILM AESTHETICS: TIME, SPACE, AND MEMORY (FORMERLY DC 273)4
SCWR 120FILM STRUCTURE FOR MAJORS (FORMERLY DC 221)4
SCWR 151TELEVISION GENRES FOR MAJORS (FORMERLY DC 230)4
SCWR 240INTRODUCTION TO PITCHING (FORMERLY DC 288)4
SCWR 250INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION WRITING (FORMERLY DC 272)4
SCWR 301STORY DEVELOPMENT (FORMERLY DC 300)4
SCWR 302WRITING THE FEATURE SCREENPLAY (FORMERLY DC 301)4
SCWR 303REWRITING THE FEATURE FILM SCRIPT (FORMERLY DC 303)4
or SCWR 310 ADVANCED SCREENWRITING LAB (FORMERLY DC 344)
SCWR 305WRITING ON ASSIGNMENT (FORMERLY DC 308)4
SCWR 341PITCHING SEMINAR (FORMERLY DC 305)4
SCWR 342FEATURE DEVELOPMENT (FORMERLY DC 309)4
SCWR 352WRITING THE SITCOM (FORMERLY DC 306)4
or SCWR 353 WRITING THE EPISODIC DRAMA (FORMERLY DC 307)
SCWR 390TOPICS IN SCREENWRITING (FORMERLY DC 304)4
CP 310INTRODUCTION TO THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY (FORMERLY DC 389)4
or CP 366 THE BUSINESS OF TELEVISION (FORMERLY TV 289)
FILM 397CAPSTONE DEVELOPMENT (FORMERLY DC 397)4
FILM 398DIGITAL CINEMA CAPSTONE (FORMERLY DC 398)4
MCS 274DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN CINEMA AND TELEVISION4
SCWR 306SCENE WRITING (FORMERLY DC 346)4
SCWR 307ADAPTATION (FORMERLY DC 347)4
SCWR 354REWRITING THE ORIGINAL TELEVISION PILOT (FORMERLY DC 330)4
or SCWR 310 ADVANCED SCREENWRITING LAB (FORMERLY DC 344)
SCWR 355THE WRITERS ROOM: DEVELOPING THE HALF HOUR COMEDY (FORMERLY TV 302)4
Select One of the Following4
STORYTELLING FOR VIDEO GAMES (FORMERLY DC 341)
WRITING THE WEB SERIES (FORMERLY DC 328)
COMEDY, JOKE, AND SKETCH WRITING (FORMERLY DC 383)
Select Six (6) Open Electives24

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirements of 192 hours.

See www.cdm.depaul.edu to see sample schedule of course requirements on a year-by-year basis.