Minor in Scriptwriting

Every good film, play and television show begins with a good story. At the School of Communications, professors and instructors strive to teach students how to create and develop this story into a workable script.

An education in Scriptwriting provides students with a structured approach to understanding the craft. Students, by analyzing scripts and producing their own creative work, learn character development, plot, structure, suspense and tension.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students in this program will be able to:

  • use appropriate industry standard for format
  • employ the elements of storytelling for visual media (action, image, dialogue)
  • demonstrate effective structural strategies
  • present engaging characters
  • combine suspense, tension and other techniques to affect an audience's emotional response

The following apply to all minors:

  • A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University.
  • No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor.
  • Students may have a major and a minor within the same department; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor.

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