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To make a great film you need three things: the script, the script, and the script.Alfred Hitchcock
Students in the screenwriting minor or emphasis take a deep dive into how to tell a story. The program surrounds the writers in story making – through the films, TV productions, plays, readings and podcasts being created around them. Opportunities for the writer abound. Our current students write:
The Highbridge Film Festival features a screenwriting competition (the Bailey Storytelling Award), that grants the winner $5,000 to go toward producing their script.
The program offers coursework in Film Aesthetics, Feature Film Screenwriting, Tools for Writers, fiction writing, poetry, creative writing, and various seminars in scriptwriting. Past and planned seminars include: Sit-com Writing, Writing TV for Children, Narrative Podcasts, Playwriting, and more.