Media Arts

B.A. in Media Arts - Screenwriting

For would-be writers and directors in television, movie, animation and interactive industries, this Concentration offers students a wide range of creative writing classes that teach different formats, genres and skills. Course topics include: story design, story boards, character development, documentary writing, screen/teleplay design, sit-com, horror, drama, experimental and much more!

Admission Requirements

To qualify for acceptance into the B.A. in Media Arts -Screenwriting program:

  • Entering freshman must have a high school grade-point average of at least 80 and a combined SAT score of at least 1000.
  • Transfer students must have an overall gradepoint average of at least 2.0.
  • Submit a general application for admission through My LIU.

Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy the Placement, Proficiency, Orientation and Core Curriculum criteria outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin.

Core Curriculum requirements for this major are summarized below:
Core Seminar 3 credits
English Composition 3 credits
English Literature 6 credits
Philosophy 6 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Sciences
History 6 credits
Social Sciences (ANT, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC) 6 credits
Science and Mathematics
Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
Science 10 credits
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts
Speech 3 credits
Visual & Performing Arts (ART, DNC, MUS, THE) 3 credits
Ancillary Requirements
Six (6) advanced credits in a single discipline other than Media Arts.
Major Requirements
General Requirements for major in Media Arts:
Foundation Courses (required): 12 credits
Area of Concentration Electives: 24 credits
TOTAL: 36 credits
12 credits of Foundation Courses
MA 100 Media Aesthetics 3.00
One (1) of the following courses:
MA 119 Business of Media Arts 3.00
MA 162 Photography Portfolio/Exhibition 3.00
MA 257 The Music Business 3.00
MUS 180 The Music Business 3.00
One (1) of the following courses:
MA 150 Writing for Visual Media 3.00
MA 152 Screenplay 3.00
One (1) of the following courses:
ART 108 History of Photography 3.00
MA 164 History of Photography 3.00
MA 187 Film and Television Studies 3.00
MA 239 Survey of Computer Art 3.00
24 credits from the following:
Screenwriting: Film/Television/Animation
MA 152 Screenplay 3.00
MA 150 Writing for Visual Media 3.00
MA 154 Situation Comedy 3.00
MA 188 Film Noir: The Dark Side of America 3.00
MA 550 The Story 3.00
MA 106 Video Workshop II 3.00
MA 551 The Screenplay 3.00
MA 199 Media Arts Internship 3.00