Minor Requirements

The School of Film and Television offers a minor in Screenwriting open to all LMU undergraduate students.  A limited number of seats are available every semester. 

To be considered, students are required to complete three prerequisite courses, two of which apply directly to program requirements.  Students may then apply to the program providing creative samples and two evaluation forms from former faculty. 

Applications are available through SFTV Advising in March and October of each year.

Beginning in Spring 2022, prerequisites for admission to the Screenwriting minor are as follows

  • SCWR 120 Storytelling for the Screen (3 semester hours), completed with a grade of A- or better.
  • FTVS 1010 Art of Cinema (4 semester hours), completed with a grade of A- or better.  
    OR  
    FTVS 1020 Art of Screen Media (4 semester hours), completed with a grade of A- or better.
  • SCWR 220 Beginning Screenwriting (3 semester hours), completed with a grade of A- or better.

 

The minor is 19 semester hours consisting of:

  • Select between:
    • FTVS 1010 - Art of the Cinema (4 semester hours)
      OR
    • FTVS 1020 - Art of Screen Media (4 semester hours)
  • SCWR 220 - Beginning Screenwriting (3 semester hours)
  • SCWR 320 - Intermediate Screenwriting (3 semester hours)
  • SCWR 321 - Rewriting the Feature (3 semester hours)
  • Two elective courses (6 semester hours) chosen from:
    • SCWR 325 - Writing the TV Situation Comedy (3 semester hours)
    • SCWR 426 - Writing One-Hour Episodic TV (3 semester hours)
    • SCWR 428 - Adaptation: One Medium to Another (3 semester hours)
    • Other 300- and 400-level courses by permission of Chairperson