Motion Picture and Television Production

Screenwriting - CCL

Title: 
Screenwriting
Major: 
5993
Effective term: 
2016 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
CCL
Total credits required: 
38-49
Program Availability: 
College-Specific
Award type: 
CCL
Revision ID: 
306
Description

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 development and writing for Motion Picture/TV Production, with an emphasis on story theory and format for features, TV and other media. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Motion Picture/Television Production degree is also available.

Program notes

ENG101/107 and ENG102/108 are needed only if students choose the ENG210 option in the Required Courses area. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Prerequisites
Credits:0-6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-6
Requirements
Credits:32-37
ENG210Creative Writing (3) OR
THE118Playwriting (3) 3
 
ENH110Introduction to Literature 3
 
TCM100Digital Multimedia (3) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-3
 
TCM107Career Pathways in the Media 3
TCM121Story Theory for Film, Television and Media 3
TCM134Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM135Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM136Post-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
 
TCM242AAProfessional Portfolio in Screenwriting (2) OR
TCM275Advanced Portfolio Production (4) 2-4
 
THF/HUM205Introduction to Cinema 3
 
Students must select one (1) of the following two (2) tracks:
 
Emphasis I: Feature Credits: 6
TCM123Feature Screenwriting: First Draft 3
TCM223Feature Screenwriting: The Rewrite 3
 
Emphasis II: Television Credits: 6
TCM124Television Screenwriting: Existing Programs 3
TCM224Television Screenwriting: The TV Pilot 3
Restricted Electives
Credits:6
Choose a total of six (6) credits except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
 
TCM117Introduction to Cinematography 3
TCM123Feature Screenwriting: First Draft 3
TCM124Television Screenwriting: Existing Programs 3
TCM223Feature Screenwriting: The Rewrite 3
TCM224Television Screenwriting: The TV Pilot 3
TCM230Motion Picture Directing 4
TCM241AVID Media Composer Editing 4
TCM260Film/Video Producing and Financing 3
TCM275Advanced Portfolio Production 4
TCM285++Special Topics: Motion Picture/Television Production (any suffixed course) 1-3
TCM296++Cooperative Education (any suffixed course) 1-4
THF209Acting for the Camera 3
THF/HUM210Contemporary Cinema 3
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate skills and techniques used in the production of marketable materials for contemporary publications. (ENG210)
  2. Use theories and techniques of writing for the stage; creating characters, dialogue, and plot for monodramas, scenes, and plays. (THE118)
  3. Interpret a poem, a short story, and a play through oral and/or written discourse using literary criticism as a basis. (ENH110)
  4. Demonstrate use of computers and basic video cameras to manipulate and create multimedia products. (TCM100)
  5. Explain the preparatory steps necessary for entry-level positions in the broadcasting/film industry. (TCM107)
  6. Identify basic elements of story theory and structure as they pertain to feature films, TV programs (both one-hour dramas and sitcoms), video games, reality TV programs and industrial/commercial videos to write a script for different categories of media. (TCM121)
  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. Use established screen story paradigms and format to create an original full-length feature or TV script. (TCM242AA)
  14. Practice video and audio production skills and roles in a television or film production setting. (TCM275)
  15. Review the history and development of the art of motion pictures including the aesthetic and technical elements. (THF/HUM205)
  16. Create full-length feature screenplay from outline developed in class. (TCM123)
  17. Generate two rewrites (drafts) of feature screenplay previously written using theme, three-act structure and Eight Sequence method tools. (TCM223)
  18. Apply elements learned through authoring series and season format documents, episode beat sheets and outline, and full-length spec script for an existing one-hour TV drama or sitcom. (TCM124, TCM224)
  19. Create an original series concept, write an original pilot script for the series(series format, episode beat sheet and outline), develop an individual writing voice and discuss the professional television writing landscape. (TCM224)
Date created: 
1462478474
Status: 
Published
Date changed: 
1485285909