Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Screenwriting and Animation Minor


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Screenwriting and Animation offers the following minors:  (1) Screenwriting; (2) Screenwriting and Animation; (3) Computer Animation; (4) Cinematic Studies; (5) Film and Digital Storytelling; and (6) Comics and Graphic Novel storytelling.  (1)  The Screenwriting minor emphasizes screenwriting for dramatic film, episodic television, documentaries, and corporate and non-broadcast media.  (2)  The Screenwriting and Animation minor is recommended for Fine Arts students more likely to meet the prerequisites for animation courses in the concentration.  (3)  The Computer Animation minor is recommended for computer Science students more likely to meet the prerequisites for animation courses in the concentration.  (4) The Cinematic Studies minor includes a combination of courses that emphasize the critical evaluation of cinema through research and film theory and analysis.  (5)  The Film and Digital Storytelling minor combines writing and hands-on production and editing of documentaries, oral histories, memoir, dramatic shorts, and corporate non-broadcast media.  (6)  The Comics and Graphic Novel Storytelling minor offers aspiring comics, artists and writers opportunities to study the history of the graphic comics and comics scripting.  The minor also gives students the opportunity to create original work for print or web-based publishing.

 

Special Note:  Students may not use courses from the SWAN minors to simultaneously satisfy other requirements, including General Education requirements, requirements for their majors, requirements for another minor or the Liberal Arts Core.

SCREENWRITING 18 credits


The minor in Screenwriting requires students to complete sequence of 18 credits with 9 credits in approved courses in Film and Television Writing fro the Screenwriting and Animation major.

Core Courses Required


SCREENWRITING AND ANIMATION 18 credits


The minor in Screenwriting and Animation is recommended for Fine Arts majors with many of the prerequisites in art fulfilled so they can move directly into Animation classes and workshops.  The minor requires students to complete a sequence of 18 credits with 9 credits in approved courses in Animation from the Screenwriting and Animation major.  

Core Courses Required


COMPUTER ANIMATION 18 credits


The minor in computer Animation is recommended for Computer Science and Electrical Engineering majors with many of the prerequisites in computer science or computer engineering fulfilled so they can move directly into Animation classes and workshops.  The minor requires students to complete a sequence of 18 credits with 9 credits in approved courses in Animation from the Screenwriting and Animation major.

Core Courses Required


CINEMATIC STUDIES 18 credits


The minor in Cinematic Studies requires students to complete a sequence of 18 credits with 9 credits in approved courses in Film Studies from the Screenwriting and Animation major.

Core Courses Required


FILM AND DIGITAL STORYTELLING 18 credits


The minor in Film and Digital Storytelling requires students to complete a sequence of 18 credits with 9 credits in approved courses in Cinematic Storytelling from the Screenwriting and Animation major.

Core Courses Required


COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVEL STORYTELLING (ART) 18 credits


The minor in Comics and Graphic Novel Storytelling (Art) offers students interested in careers  as comics, artists and/or illustrators opportunities to combine their training in drawing, graphic design and illustration with a three-course SWAN sequence in history of comics, comics magazine production and a special projects course leading to the production of an original graphic novel.  This minor is recommended for students majoring in Fine Art.  The Comics and Graphic Novel Storytelling minor requires a sequence of 18 credits with a grade of “C” or higher in each course.

Group A


Students in the Comics and Graphic Novel Storytelling minor must take three (3) courses from Group A

Group B


Students in this track must take three (3) courses from Group B

COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVEL STORYTELLING (SCRIPTING) 18 credits


Students in this track must complete the following four (4) courses in Group A and two (2) courses from Group B.  Although the course is not required, minors are recommended to take COMM 102

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