Film and Theatre: Writing for Production (B.A.)

Effective storytelling is a fine and beautiful art. A well-developed and presented story can cut across age barriers and will hold the interest and reach its listeners. Knowing and applying the basics of storytelling will strengthen your stories. At UNO, the writing for production option (part of the film and theatre degree) will have you draw from the disciplines of film and theatre arts as a way to develop and strengthen your skills in both narrative and non-narrative forms of storytelling. A study in communications arts will enable you to write story-lines and scripts for television shows, major motion pictures, theatrical plays, and other related productions.

Our challenging, non-production oriented curriculum combines the fundamentals of film and theatre for a unique approach to the art of storytelling. This option includes survey courses giving an introduction to film arts and theatre arts followed by courses in screenwriting, writing for the stage, development of cinema and theatre, film theory and criticism, and modern and contemporary theatre.

However, your course of study will not be limited to the classroom. In recent years, the Louisiana film industry has flourished due to TV and movie production companies making New Orleans and surrounding areas the prime locations for production. Students and graduates are continually recognized in festivals for their work and are employed on many of the films and television shows shot in Louisiana. Also, UNO’s association with the Nims Center Studios New Orleans -- a major film production studio -- and the Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience where you can see your story develop from the page to the screen and stage.

Department of
Film and Theatre

Curriculum & Requirements

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Related Minors

  • Film
  • Theatre
  • English
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Selected Courses

  • Writing Short Film
  • Script Analysis
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Oral Communications