(From left) Matthew Keith, communications and dramatic arts double major and Ellie Baker, English and communications double major, pose for a portrait at Swain studio in Swain Hall, Feb. 18, 2020. Keith and Baker both began the writing for the stage and screen minor at the same time in the fall of their junior year. "It's allowed me to write with my peers in a writers room type setting, learning from each other while honing our skills specifically oriented to screen writing as opposed to creative writing classes that I've previously taken," Keith said. For Baker, the program was one she knew she wanted to do before she attended UNC. "It teaches you to think of story actively and to always imagine your stories as something that is going to happen rather than something that could and it really pushes you to have a production minded drive with everything that you try to tell," Baker said. The minor is open to first-years and sophomores and the 2020 applications closes on March 2.