Just in time for Spring 2014 registration, we have exciting information to share about a new interdisciplinary minor offered jointly by the Department of English and the Department of Telecommunications—an 18-hour minor in Film and Screenwriting.  This semester, you will be able to add the minor by filling out the appropriate form in our advising office in RB 116 and registering for the courses that you’ll need.

Here are the requirements:

285 Introduction to Creative Writing
310 Screenwriting
410 Advanced Screenwriting or 425 Film Studies

360 World Film History 1
363 Film Genres
361 World Film History 2 or 465 Seminar in Film Theory or 365 Documentary Film History

The departments of English and Telecommunications have a long history of interdisciplinary collaboration, most prominently in the Cinema Entertainment Immersion program in which students write, direct, and produce short films.  We are excited to jointly offer this program and to give Ball State students an exciting opportunity to develop their skills in screenwriting and their knowledge of film.