The minor in screenwriting is designed to train students in the creatively challenging field of writing for screen and television. Students learn the fundamentals of writing for film and television with the opportunity to specialize in writing feature length screenplays, teleplays in both drama and comedy, or analysis of the craft of screenwriting.
To apply to the minor in screenwriting, a student must be in good academic standing, have a declared major, and have previously completed with a passing grade CTWR 409 Fundamentals of Screenwriting: Character, Conflict, and Story.
Applications and information can be obtained at the Writing Division office, SCA 336, (213) 740-3303 and online at cinema.usc.edu.
Course Requirements for the Minor
The minor in screenwriting is a specialized course of study for students who desire a solid foundation in the craft of screenwriting. A total of 16 units is required to complete the screenwriting minor, 10 units from fundamental courses and 6 units of electives.