Jun 19, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Screenwriting Minor

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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.

Application Procedures

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.

Total units: 10

Additional Electives (6 Units)

Additional Requirements

Grade Point Averages

A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course is required. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower does not fulfill a minor requirement.

Graduate Courses

Students may not apply more than 16 units of graduate level course work toward their university degree.

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