New undergraduate screenwriting courses available in Spring 2017

Two new courses are being added to the screenwriting program for the Spring 2017 semester. These undergraduate sections will be of particular interest to students who are pursuing either the screenwriting minor or undergraduate certificate in writing for television and film.

New screenwriting courses

MED 360: Beginning Screenwriting

  • Offered Tuesday/Thursday, 11 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
  • CRN 36955
  • This introductory course focuses on the fundamental rules and tools of screenwriting for film, television, and the web.  Students focus on scenework for the majority of the semester and finish by creating a short film script (that they may choose to film in one of their later production classes). This class will be offered every semester from this point on; it’s the ideal starting point for those of you who have not yet taken a writing course.

MED 568: Writing the Web Series

  • Offered Tuesday/Thursday, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • CRN 37027
  • Students work in teams to generate ideas for and then write the first-season scripts for web series. Multiple projects from previous versions of this course have gone on to see production and win awards. Special focus will be placed on creating and shaping episodic series that can fit within a realistic budget and have the potential for multiple seasons.
  • Instructor permission required—email Richard Amberg if you’re interested.


Contact Richard Amberg with any questions about these classes or Missouri State’s screenwriting programs.

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