Why consider a screenwriting minor?

  • You will learn the fundamentals of storytelling across multiple media.
  • You'll learn from master teachers who are also professional writers.
  • You'll complete the curriculum with at least three polished writing samples that are developed according to industry standards.
  • While you'll build skills in both TV and film writing, you'll have the opportunity to specialize in the medium of your choice, preparing yourself for work as a professional writer.

Join an emerging program with a reputation for excellence

As a screenwriting minor, you'll enjoy opportunities to gain recognition through international, national and regional awards. You'll also have opportunities to see your work produced through MJF's numerous collaborative film productions.

The screenwriting minor is a great fit for many majors, including film and television production, English, professional writing, communication, electronic arts, theatre, history and marketing.


  1. MED 565(3), 566(3), 567(3), 569(3) 
  2. 6 hours of electives from MED 360(3), 463(3, 464(3), 568(3); MED 300(1-3) with program coordinator's approval; MED 597(3) with program coordinator's approval, to bring the total hours in minor to at least 18 hours.

For questions about the screenwriting program

Richard H. Amberg III

Richard H. Amberg III

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Undergraduate and Graduate Screenwriting Programs