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Submajor: Screenwriting

Effective Date: Winter 2014

Special Departmental Policies

Effective Fall 2016 

A grade of C– or better must be achieved in any course taken to satisfy the requirements for the Screen Arts and Cultures major. 

Prerequisites for the SAC major may be taken for a grade or may be taken P/F. 

A minimum grade of C– or better must be achieved in any course taken to satisfy the requirements for the Global Media Studies Minor.

Additional Pre-requisites and/or requirements are listed on the Screen Arts and Cultures Major page.

The department offers a submajor in Screenwriting to undergraduate students in the Screen Arts & Cultures major who demonstrate a special talent for writing for the screen.

Students interested in the submajor must take the same prerequisite courses required of students wishing to declare the Screen Arts & Cultures major. Students with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these two courses should meet with an advisor to declare his/her major in Screen Arts & Cultures. 

Students must then take SAC 290 and 210, followed by SAC 310. After successful completion of SAC 310, and acceptance and successful completion, B- or better, in SAC 410, the student may apply for the Screenwriting submajor. The student should contact the Coordinator of Screenwriting to state their interest in applying to the submajor.

Prerequisites

SAC 236 and SAC 272, each completed with a minimum grade of C-. Prerequisites for the SAC major may be taken for a grade or may be taken P/F.

Requirements

Final approval for the Screenwriting submajor is based on the student's acceptance and successful completion, B or better, of one of the following:

  • SAC 427, Screenwriting III
    OR
    SAC 423, Practicum for the Screenwriter (only if the student is selected as one of the two screenwriters for the course)
  • SAC 311, Screenwriting for Television

Note: If a student is not accepted into the Screenwriting submajor, he or she may continue with the Screen Arts and Cultures major. The courses required of the student to apply for the submajor will all satisfy requirements in the general SAC major, whether or not the student is successful in his/her application to the Screenwriting submajor. Students who receive notice of their acceptance into the Screenwriting submajor from the Screenwriting Coordinator should see the Associate Chair of Screen Arts & Cultures to complete a revised major declaration form to notify the college of their admission into the Screenwriting submajor.

Submajors are expected to complete all normal Screen Arts and Cultures requirements for the major in the studies-based part of the curriculum.

After successful completion of SAC 410, students with a GPA of 3.5 or above in the Screen Arts and Cultures major and 3.4 GPA overall may wish to declare Honors in Screenwriting. Interested students should consult the Coordinator of Screenwriting.

Honors

After successful completion of SAC 410, students with a GPA of 3.5 or above in the Screen Arts and Cultures major and 3.4 GPA overall may wish to declare Honors in Screenwriting. Interested students should consult the Coordinator of Screenwriting.

Effective Date: Fall 2009-Fall 2013

The department offers a sub-major in Screenwriting to undergraduate students in the Screen Arts & Cultures major who demonstrate a special talent for writing for the screen.

Students interested in the sub-major must take the same prerequisite courses required of students wishing to declare the Screen Arts & Cultures major. Students with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these three courses should meet with an advisor to declare his/her major in Screen Arts & Cultures. Students must then take SAC 290 and 309, followed by SAC 310. After successful completion of SAC 310, and acceptance and successful completion, B or better, in SAC 410, the student may apply for the Screenwriting sub-major. The student should contact the Coordinator of Screenwriting to state their interest in applying to the sub-major. Final approval for the Screenwriting sub-major is based on the student's acceptance and successful completion, B or better, of either SAC 427, Screenwriting III, or SAC 311, Screenwriting for Television.

Note: If a student is not accepted into the Screenwriting sub-major, he or she may continue with the Screen Arts and Cultures major. The courses required of the student to apply for the sub-major will all satisfy requirements in the general SAC major, whether or not the student is successful in his/her application to the Screenwriting sub-major. Students who receive notice of their acceptance into the Screenwriting sub-major from the Screenwriting Coordinator should see the Associate Chair of Screen Arts & Cultures to complete a revised major declaration form to notify the college of their admission into the Screenwriting sub-major.

Sub-majors are expected to complete all normal Screen Arts and Cultures requirements for the major in the studies-based part of the curriculum.

After successful completion of SAC 410, students with a GPA of 3.5 or above in the Screen Arts and Cultures major and 3.4 GPA overall may wish to declare Honors in Screenwriting. Interested students should consult the Coordinator of Screenwriting.

Effective through Summer 2009

Screenwriting sub-concentration. The department offers a subconcentration in Screenwriting to undergraduate students in the Screen Arts and Cultures concentration who demonstrate a special talent for writing for the screen.

Students interested in the sub-concentration must take the same prerequisite courses required of students wishing to declare the Screen Arts and Cultures concentration. Students with a grade point average of 2.0 in these three courses should meet with an advisor to declare their concentration in Screen Arts and Cultures. Students must then take SAC 290 and 309, followed by SAC 310. After successful completion of SAC 310, a student may apply to the screenwriting sub-concentration. The Coordinator of Screenwriting, in consultation with the undergraduate curriculum committee, judges the quality of students' writing. Entrance is highly selective, and the chair of the undergraduate committee will notify students whether or not they have been accepted into the sub-concentration. Students not accepted into the Screenwriting sub-concentration may continue with the Screen Arts and Cultures concentration. Students accepted into the sub-concentration will take SAC 410. Upon completion of SAC 410, some students may be accepted into SAC 427; those not accepted into SAC 427 will take SAC 311. SAC 423 is optional. Sub-concentrators are expected to complete all normal Screen Arts and Cultures concentration requirements in the studies-based part of the curriculum.

After successful completion of SAC 410, students with a gpa of 3.5 or above in the SAC concentration and 3.4 gpa overall may wish to declare Honors in Screenwriting. Interested students should consult the Coordinator of Screenwriting.