Creative & Screenwriting Minor

A student may earn a minor in creative and screenwriting by completing a minimum of 27 units of creative and screenwriting course as outlined in this section. Students who wish to declare a minor in creative and screenwriting should complete the appropriate form with the Registrar’s Office.

A minor gives a student the ability pursue a competency outside of their degree program without having to fulfill all of the degree requirements of a double-major. For more information on the difference between minors, double majors, and double emphases, please click here.

Required Courses for CREATIVE and Screenwriting Minor (9 Courses)

  • COMM200-Business Communications

    This course will teach students how to write and speak effectively in business and other communication.

  • ENTM101 - Story, Genre and Structure

    A theoretical and practical introduction to the human phenomenon of storytelling, what stories are, their central role in culture from ancient times to the present day, and how storytellers seek and communicate meaning. Particular attention will be paid to the significance of story in the Judeo-Christian tradition and story’s role within the Christian faith. Students will generate numerous story ideas, and with the help of their classmates and the instructor will evaluate those ideas in terms of audience appeal, theme and meaning.

  • ENTM200 - Fundamentals of Story Development

    This course builds on student understanding of screen storytelling established in Story, Genre and Structure and Writing and Pitching a Script. Students will develop an original feature-length screen story from multiple ideas through idea evaluation and selection, character creation and development, story structure, treatment, pitch and beat sheet. At the end of the course, students will register their work with the WGA (a $20 fee). Students will consider more advanced screenwriting concepts presented in the text and will apply those principles to their developing stories.

    Prerequisites: ENTM101, ENTM105

  • HUMA204 - Poetics & Aesthetics

    This course stands as the culmination of the sequence of courses in the freshman year that covered grammar, logic and rhetoric. The course examines the role of the artist, the nature and purpose of art, of beauty, and of a life of art-making, and considers whether and how the quality of art can be evaluated in light of a Catholic understanding of art and artists. The course further considers the significance of these ideas to human endeavors such as work and business that are not typically viewed as artistic.

  • or HUMA122 - College Writing I

    This course will emphasize the use of correct grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics. Students will be required to apply these skills to writing assignments.

  • Choose Five Additional Writing Course

*Please note that course offerings and course descriptions are subject to change.

*Please see the University Catalog for the most up to date information.

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