May 08, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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MDIA 3202 - Screenwriting for Television

Leads students through the process of researching and pitching script ideas for current television programs; students then write, critique and rewrite spec scripts for television scripts for the professional arena. This is a writing intensive course.

Requisites: (MDIA 2200 or 2201 or 2202 or FILM 3430) and completion of Tier I English
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 1JE
Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 hours.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1. Student will be able to present script ideas in verbal synopsis (pitch) form and in written treatment or outline form.
  • 2. Student will individually or collaboratively write spec screenplays according to industry standards.
  • 3. Students will demonstrate mastery of topics such as structure, story, character, dialogue, action, and metaphor/motif via peer critique.
  • 4. Students will be able to rewrite their work in response to peer and professorial critique.
  • 5. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the business fundamentals of screenwriting.

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