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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Screenwriting, B.A.


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Objectives


  • Students will be stimulated and engaged by a rich and challenging pre-professional undergraduate curriculum that spans the art, craft, and business of screenwriting.
  • Students will understand and demonstrate the theoretical, aesthetic, and practical elements of film, television, and emerging new media story development and script writing.

Learning Outcomes of the B.A. Program in Screenwriting


  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of storytelling required for film, television, and new and emerging media.
  • Students will demonstrate competency in developing stories and writing scripts for multiple media platforms.
  • Students will value diverse stories that explore social justice issues and ethical and humanistic themes.
  • Students will create a portfolio of screenplays and teleplays in which structure, character development, dialogue, tone, and theme are clearly demonstrated.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in analyzing the influences of film, television, and new and emerging media on our culture, and vice versa.
  • Students will demonstrate competency in discussing the aesthetics of film, television, and new and emerging media.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to offer constructive criticism and collaborate with others in a writers group.

Screenwriting Model Four-Year Plan


  • Normal course load is 15 semester hours or 5 courses per semester.
  • Consult your advisor regarding proper course sequencing and course selection for the major.
  • Suggested sequence, but students may take courses in a modified order with written permission of the chair and Associate Dean.
  • All students must complete six flags to graduate. Each student is responsible for ensuring she/he fulfills all graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 12-14 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • SCWR 220 Beginning Screenwriting 3 semester hours (must earn B or better; may be taken in the Spring semester of the sophomore year)
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
Total: 12-15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-19 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 12-14 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-18 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 12-15 semester hours

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