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SCRW 401 Industry and Career Preparation

This course will examine different approaches to a professional career in the film, video and TV industry for the screenwriter and/or the filmmaker. Students will create a focused career strategy, develop their personal brand, and design a real-world online presence where they will effectively showcase their portfolios, biographies, and artist statements. Creative soft skills, writing room etiquette, on-set protocols, employment opportunities, grant proposals, fellowship & competition opportunities, as well as applications for graduate school, will be explored. This course is required for all Screenwriting majors and should be executed in the student's final year of study.


Special information

Prerequisites: SCRW 213 AND SCRW 314 OR SCRW 415 OR instructor approval.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 4, 2022 to December 11, 2022

Learning outcomes


  • Critically compare and contrast Hollywood, independent and other approaches to professional film, TV, and video production
  • Evaluate and appraise personal work and the work of peers as mediums of human expression and communication in a global community
  • Develop personal brand and build online presence
  • Create a career, fellowship and film festival strategy.

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Industry and Career Preparation Hannahan, Kathryn Books Course details