Writing and Dramaturgy
For Stage and Screen


This concentration is designed for students in the BFA program with the desire to focus on the literary aspects of stage and screen. 



Admission Requirements:

• Interview

• Portfolio review

• Writing sample


Concentration Requirements

Required Core Course:

THR 380 - Playwriting I - Credits: 3

Two Courses from:

THR 381 - Playwriting II - Credits: 3
THR 382 - Screenplay Workshop - Credits: 3
THR 480 - Advanced Playwriting - Credits: 3
THR 482 - Advanced Screenplay Workshop - Credits: 3
THR 484 - Translation & Adaptation for Stage & Screen - Credits: 3

One Course from:

THR 352 - Dramatic Literature Seminar - Credits: 3

*May fulfill concentration requirement or dramatic literature requirement but not both

THR 355 - Moral Vision in American Theater - Credits: 3
THR 395 - Theater as the Life of the Mind - Credits: 3

One Course from:

THR 310 - Acting II - Credits: 3
THR 340 - Advanced Studies in Directing - Credits: 3
THR 365 - Characterization - Credits: 3
THR 421 - One-Person Show - Credits: 3

Two Courses from:

CHIN 320 - Contemporary Chinese Film - Credits: 3
ENGH 372 - Introduction to Film - Credits: 3
FAVS 225 - The History of World Cinema - Credits: 3
FREN 470 - French and Francophone Cinema - Credits: 3
JAPA 320 - Japanese Cinema - Credits: 3
RUSS 470 - Topics in (Post) Soviet Film - Credits: 3
Other foreign film options as approved by advisor

One Course Concentration Elective:

ENGH 370 - Introduction to Documentary Credits: 3
FAVS 352 - Ethics of Film and Video Credits: 3
FAVS 399 - Special Topics in Film and Video Studies Credits: 1-3
FAVS 483 - Feature-Length Scriptwriting Credits: 3
THR 410 - Acting for the Camera Credits: 3
THR 411 - Directing on Screen Credits: 3
THR 412 - Performance on Screen Credits: 3
Other THR courses as approved by advisor




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