Screenwriting for Television and Film
Get a graduate certificate
Certificate in Screenwriting for Television and Film
Cristina Pippa, Certificate Advisor
Craig Hall, Room 378, Phone 417-836-3266
The Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting for Television and Film provides a 12-hour graduate-level experience to prepare the student's script portfolio for professional submissions. The program is designed to teach students the screenwriting craft; to develop each student's potential and to help all students find their unique style; to expose students to the concept of "workshopping pages" and giving and receiving critical input on style, writing technique and structure; and to provide insight into today's film and television market. Graduate students will complete polished drafts on multiple treatments/outlines, a short or full-length screenplay, and one to two dramatic teleplays.
To be considered for the program, a student must have a bachelor's degree with a 2.75 undergraduate GPA. Applicants must submit a writing sample of 5-10 script pages or 5-10 pages of prose.
Required courses: Complete at least four of the following courses (12 hours total)
|Writing for Television
|Rewriting Film and TV Scripts
Courses must be completed with a 3.00 GPA for successful completion of certificate.