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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Video/Audio Communication Arts - Screenwriting (VACS1)

Location(s): Elkhorn Valley Campus

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Award: Certificate of Achievement
Academic Focus Area: Creative Arts and Design

This certificate of achievement provides students with an in-depth opportunity to learn writing for the screen in traditional media, short and feature film, and new media. Students may seek employment in the production industry as a commercial screenwriter, corporate/industrial screenwriter, or as an independent screenwriter.

Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 51.0


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General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

  • Communication: ENGL 1010 


Certificate of Achievement General Education Requirements - 13.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for a Certificate of Achievement. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 




Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will know the process of dramatic story telling for the screen, stage and audio platforms.
  2. Students will know the craft of screenwriting in industry format using industry tools.
  3. Students will know the production process and job descriptions for screen, stage, and audio performances and productions.
  4. Students will know how to collaborate with teams and clients in various production venues.

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