Model Four-Year Plan: Screenwriting

  • Normal course load is 15 semester hours or 5 courses per semester.
  • Consult your advisor regarding proper course sequencing and course selection for the major.
  • Suggested sequence, but students often take courses in a modified order.
  • All students must complete six flags to graduate. Each student is responsible for ensuring she/he fulfills all graduation requirements.
  • Fall Semester

    • Select between:
      • FTVS 1010 - Art of Cinema (4 semester hours)
        OR
      • FTVS 1020 - Art of Screen Media (4 semester hours)
    • FFYS 1000 - First Year Seminar (3-4 semester)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 10-12 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • PROD 101 - Introduction to Screen Production (3 semester hours)
    • RHET 1000 - Rhetorical Arts (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-19 semester hours

  • Fall Semester

    • FTVS 2117 - World Cinema 2, 1955-1990 (4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 13-16 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • SCWR 220 - Beginning Screenwriting (3 semester hours) (must earn B or better; may be taken in the fall semester of the sophomore year)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-19 semester hours

  • Fall Semester

    • SCWR 320 - Intermediate Screenwriting (3 semester hours)
    • Select between:
      • SCWR 325 - Writing the TV Situation Comedy (3 semester hours) (may be taken concurrently with SCWR 320)
        OR
      • SCWR 426 - Writing One-Hour Episodic TV (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-18 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • SCWR 321 - Rewriting the Feature (3 semester hours)
    • SCWR 428 - Adaptation: One Medium to Another (3 semester hours)
    • FTVS Upper Division Elective (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-17 semester hours

  • Fall Semester

    • SCWR 329 - Directing for Screenwriters (3 semester hours) (may also be taken in the Spring of the senior year)
    • SCWR 420 - Senior Writing Project (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-18 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • SCWR 421 - Rewriting the Senior Writing Project (3 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 12-15 semester hours