The Screenwriting Department offers a unique dramatic writing minor for all LMU undergrads. This 19 unit curriculum emphasizes creativity, process, and individual expression without sacrificing the full development of the skills and self-discipline necessary to become professional screenwriters, television writers, and playwrights. Students delve deep into their imaginations and personal lives to come up with stories that will entertain, amuse, uplift, and challenge audiences. Our professors lead workshops in the art of character, dialogue, plotting, visual writing, dramaturgy, adaptation, classic and alternative structures, dramatic literature, as well as provide real-world experience of the entertainment industry. The minor consists of 19 semester hours.