Are you interested in working in the television or film industry? Then a course in Scriptwriting is a great idea! Even if you’re not sure you want to be a scriptwriter, being familiar with how scripts are written is important for anyone looking to work on set as a production assistant, producer, or director. So here’s a few reasons why you should totally sign up for this class this semester.
Here are the top three reasons why you should take this course:
1. It’s Online! If you’re looking for a more convenient schedule, our online Scriptwriting class is just for you. If you’re like most students, you are likely taking a few classes and working while you’re in school. You might even be volunteering your time somewhere or doing an internship. Not to mention any family commitments you might have. If that’s the case, an online course offers flexibility because you don’t need to come to campus and sit in a classroom. But remember, an online class requires as much work as an on-ground class. You just have the flexibility to complete your coursework from the comfort of your own home at a time of day that is more convenient for you!
2. Learn From An Industry Veteran! At the Center for New Media, students are given the opportunity to work with award-winning faculty who are more than willing to share their knowledge and expertise with students. Ms. Barbara Rogers teaches this course. She has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. She has worked as an Script Coordinator, Production Coordinator, Associate Producer, Producer and Writer on various productions throughout her career. For the last seven years she has been Writer/Producer for two Telly Award-winning instructional videos for the Department of Environmental Protection through the MxCC Corporate Media Center. Read more about Barbara here.
3. It’s Valuable! As I touched upon before, scriptwriting is a valuable skill for anyone in the media field. Being able to analyze a script is an essential skill for actors, directors, editors, and even lighting designers! In addition to film writing, this course also covers writing for news, documentaries, and commercials. By the end of the class, you will have treatments for a documentary or educational film and completed a 10 minute narrative film.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!
COM*111, 3 credits, Scriptwriting, CRN: 3603 Practice and analysis in all aspects of script writing for motion pictures, television and radio. Course covers basic formats as well as techniques for narrative development, story structuring, etc. Prerequisite: ENG*101, ENG*101E, ENG*101ALP, or permission of the instructor. Email Barbara Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org to see a syllabus or if you have any questions.
This blog was written by Randi Plake, program assistant for the Center for New Media. She is passionate about social media and will gladly talk your ear off about it.