Writing for Film, TV & Emerging Media Minor

Julie Blumberg, Assistant Professor and Minor Coordinator

The Writing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media minor is designed to give majors in other disciplines as well as other majors in the Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies department a working knowledge and more developed skill set in writing across various screen platforms.  Students will gain understanding of and experience in what it takes to be a contemporary storyteller in an age where writers are often required to freely navigate between the worlds of feature films, television, videogames and various other forms of immersive media.  Minors must be declared through consultation with departmental faculty and approved by the minor coordinator.  Applicants to the minor must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, but this minimum does not guarantee acceptance into the minor.

Minor Requirements

MASS 10400Story: From Cave Paintings to Emerging Media3
MASS 13400Writing for Screen Media3
MASS 23300Structuring the Feature Film3
Select one of the following:4
Cinema Production 1
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Field Production
Select two of the following:8
Writing the Feature Film
Writing for Series TV
Writing for Video Games and Emerging Media
MASS 33701-MASS 33730
Selected Topics in Writing for Screen Media
Total Credits21