Admission and Program Requirements
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Certificate in Screenwriting for Television and Film
Richard Amberg III, Certificate Advisor
Craig Hall, Room 381B, Phone 417-836-8394
The Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting for Television and Film provides a 12-hour graduate-level experience to prepare the student's script portfolio for professional submissions. The program is designed to teach students the screenwriting craft; to develop each student's potential and to help all students find their unique style; to expose students to the concept of "workshopping pages" and giving and receiving critical input on style, writing technique and structure; and to provide insight into today's film and television market. Graduate students will complete polished drafts on multiple treatments/outlines, a short or full-length screenplay, and one to two dramatic teleplays.
To be considered for the program, a student must have a bachelor's degree with a 2.75 undergraduate GPA. Applicants must submit a writing sample of 5-10 script pages or 5-10 pages of prose.
Required courses: Complete at least four of the following courses (12 hours total)
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|MED 660||Beginning Screenwriting||3 hrs|
|MED 667||Intermediate Screenwriting||3 hrs|
|MED 668||Writing for Television||3 hrs|
|MED 669||Rewriting Film and TV Scripts||3 hrs|
|MED 672||Advanced Screenwriting||3 hrs|
Courses must be completed with a 3.00 GPA for successful completion of certificate.