IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR STUDENTS PLANNING TO TAKE SAC 310 ( SCREENWRITING 1) OR SAC 311 (WRITING FOR TV 1)
By Mariam Negaran
Nov 21, 2013
If you are planning to take SAC 310 (Screenplay I: The Feature Script) or SAC 311 (Writing for TV I: The Spec Script) please note:
SAC has put into place a new enforced pre-requisite course for SAC Screenwriting courses. This new pre-req course, SAC 210, is being offered for the first time in Winter 2014. Students wishing to take SAC 310 or SAC 311 in Winter 2014 who have not taken SAC 366 (Fiction into Film) or SAC 309 (Screenplay as Literature) MUST ELECT SAC 210 concurrently with SAC 310 or SAC 311 in Winter 2014.
If you HAVE already taken SAC 366 (with the topic "Fiction Into Film" ONLY) or SAC 309, these are acceptable pre-reqs for SAC 310 and SAC 311 in place of SAC 210. If you have already taken one of these courses but find that you are not being allowed to register for SAC 310 or 311 at registration, you should contact the course professor (for SAC 310 or SAC 311) or the SAC office immediately about getting an override into SAC 310 or SAC 311.
FALL 2014 and beyond:
All students planning to take SAC 310 or SAC 311 after winter term 2014 MUST take SAC 210 as a true pre-requisite course. This means ALL students planning to elect SAC 310 or 311 in fall 2014 will need to take SAC 210 THIS WINTER (2014). Students hoping to take SAC 310 or SAC 311 in Winter 2015 will need to take SAC 210 no later than Fall 2014.
For students who eventually are allowed to declare the SAC Screenwriting Sub-major, SAC 210 will count as a required pre-req to the Screenwriting Sub-Major. For all other students, this course, though an enforced pre-req for SAC 310 and SAC 311, DOES NOT count as an elective in the SAC Major. It DOES count as general LSA credit.
Students interested in SAC 309 (Screenplay as Literature) will find that SAC 309 is no longer being offered. Students who were hoping to take SAC 309 should instead enroll in SAC 366 (Fiction Into Film), taught in fall semesters.
If you have questions, please contact the SAC office or Jim Burnstein, SAC's Director of Screenwriting.