The Screenwriting minor is offered through the Schools of Public Engagement.
The minor in Screenwriting is designed to train students in the challenging field of creating stories for the screen (film, TV, web, etc.). Students learn to write feature-length screenplays, both comedic and dramatic teleplays, and explore specialized
areas while learning the fundamentals of character, conflict, and scene structure.
Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
|Subject Area||Sample Courses||Credits|
|Core Courses||NSRW2800 Script Analysis|
NSRW3810 Screenwriting 1
NSRW3820 Screenwriting 2
NSRW3830 Screenwriting 3
|Elective Courses||NFLM 3565 What Buyers Want: Writing Scripts That Sell
NSRW 3837 Writing for the Web
NSRW 3842 TV Sitcom Writing
NSRW 3852 Episodic and Procedurals: Crafting the Original One-Hour Pilot
NSRW 3853 Sitcom Writing 2: Writing a Full Script
NFLM 2400 Intro to Cinema Studies
NFLM 2500 Movements of World Cinema I
NFLM 3411 The
Art of Film
NFLM 3008 The F Word: Feminism in Film
NFLM 2701 Film/TV Decades: The '60s
NFLM 2702 Film/TV Decades: The '70s
NFLM 2703 Film/TV Decades: The '80s
NFLM 3246 The Exploding Eye: Avant-Garde
By the successful completion of this minor a student should be able to demonstrate:
- Comprehension of the elements of screenwriting, story structure, and the techniques essential for writing in a variety of narrative media: feature-length narrative screenplay, TV shows, webseries and new media
- The ability to use those elements and techniques in practice to begin, complete, and rewrite a full-length screenplay for at least one medium
- Refined critical skills and the language with which to assess and discuss elements of scripting
- The ability to apply critical tools of analysis to consider and offer constructive feedback on a peer's creative work-in-progress
- Proficiency in the use of technical screenwriting terminology and formatting
- Understanding of best practices for presenting screenplays in a professional context
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken for the minor. Those students who maintain a grade of B or better in all of their required courses will also be eligible for a Certificate in Screenwriting.
For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Marcus Turner, Director of Undergraduate Programs at Media Studies, at [email protected].
How to Declare or Change a Minor
General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics
tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.