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BFA in Screenwriting

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screenwriting is an intensive four-year training degree designed to equip students for professional writing careers in the entertainment industry.

Lower-Division Core Courses28 units
TFT 101
Christianity and the Creative Process*
3
TFT 110
Introduction to Acting
3
TFT 211
Introduction to Fim
3
TFT 216
Performance and Production
1–3
TFT 260
Cinema-TV Production II
4
TFT 274
Story and Character
3
TFT 275
History of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
3
TFT 285
History of Film
3
TFT 295
Film and Television Business
3
Upper-Division Core Courses18 units
TFT 341
Media Criticism and Theory
3
TFT 361
Producing and Production Management
3
TFT 362
Producing: Development
3
TFT 490
Internship
1–3
TFT 499
Capstone Project in Theater, Film, and Television
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 351
Film and Social Issues
3
TFT 420
Topics in Cinema and History
3
TFT 481
Contemporary Auteurs
3
TFT 486
Topics in Film Analysis
3
TFT 495
Special Topics (CINE Critical Studies)
3
Upper-Division Writing Courses18 units
TFT 375
Screenwriting**
3
TFT 385
Intermediate Screenwriting
3
TFT 485
Advanced Screenwriting
3
Select two of the following:
TFT 388
Sketch Comedy for the Writer/Performer
3
TFT 487
Television Writing: Episodic Drama
3
TFT 488
Television Writing: Situation Comedy
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 374
Playwriting
3
TFT 380
Writing the Short Screenplay
3
TFT 387
Nonfiction Writing for Visual Media**
3

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.