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CCL - Screenwriting

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Screenwriting program is designed for students who plan to enter the field of Motion Picture/Television Production as screenwriters. Students are provided opportunity for hands-on training in Motion Picture/Television Production, in feature film and media theory. Students are also provided experiences to write a variety of screenplays for short films, feature films and television markets. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Motion Picture/Television Production degree is also available.
Major Code: 5993
Award: CCL
First Term: 4126
Total Credits: 46-49
Last Updated: May 20th, 2013
ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
Permission of Department 0-3
Required Courses: 40-43
TCM100 Digital Multi Media (3) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-3
TCM101 Fundamentals of Radio and TV 3
TCM111 Screenwriting I 3
TCM111AA Scripting for the Media 3
TCM112 Writing the Situation Comedy (3) OR
TCM116 Writing the Television Drama (3) 3
TCM117 Introduction to Cinematography 3
TCM134 Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM135 Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM136 Post-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM211 Screenwriting II 3
TCM216 Screenwriting III 3
TCM218 Screenwriting IV 3
TCM260 Film/Video Producing and Financing 3
TCM263 Film Style, Theory and Analysis 4
Restricted Electives: 6 Credits
ENG210 Creative Writing 3
HUM/THE210 Contemporary Cinema 3
HUM211AA Foreign Films: Classics 3
TCM230 Motion Picture Directing 4
TCM248 Advanced Film Production Techniques 4
TCM250 Documentaries for Social Change 4
TCM265 Advanced Scheduling and Budgeting 3
TCM275 Advanced Portfolio Production 4
TCM285++ Special Topics: Motion Picture/Television Production (any module) 1-3
TCM290 Professional Media Marketing 3
TCM296++ Cooperative Education (any suffixed course) 1-4
Free Electives: None
General Education: None
General Education Core: None
First-Year Composition: None
Critical Reading: None
Oral Communication: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate use of computers and basic video cameras to manipulate and create multi media products. (TCM100)
  2. Trace the history of the development of American radio and television and describe the role, responsibilities and purposes of mass communications in American society. (TCM101)
  3. Develop an outline or paradigm for a short film script and write a short script. (TCM111)
  4. Write a script for different categories of media. (TCM111AA)
  5. Write a script for a situation comedy. (TCM112)
  6. Write a script for a television drama. (TCM116)
  7. Identify and describe the basic elements of pre-production for motion picture and television. (TCM134)
  8. Pre-produce one film and one video project. (TCM134)
  9. Identify and describe the basic elements of production for motion picture and television. (TCM135)
  10. Produce one film and one video shoot. (TCM135)
  11. Identify and describe the elements of post-production for motion picture and television. (TCM136)
  12. Complete the post-production and marketing plan for one film and one video project. (TCM136)
  13. Write and critique and rewrite the first act of an original screenplay for a feature film or television. (TCM211)
  14. Write and critique the second and third acts of an original screen/teleplay. (TCM216)
  15. Rewrite a feature length screen/teleplay with a three-act structure. (TCM218)
  16. Evaluate and critique screen plays and rewrite to make them commercial. (TCM111, TCM112, TCM116, TCM211, TCM216, TCM218)
  17. Develop plans for marketing the screenplays to a variety of media. (TCM112, TCM116, TCM211, TCM216, TCM218)
  18. Develop a prospectus for a specific film/video production. (TCM260)
  19. Shoot a short 16mm or high-definition video project and crew on additional 16mm or high-definition shots. (TCM117)
  20. Describe how film can function as an agent of change in and between societies, and affect not just popular and artistic culture but political and social culture as well. (TCM263)