Now that I've gotten into to 384, and will likely (hopefully) get into 487 "Screenwriting" next quarter, I've seen a curious and welcome pattern emerge:
Fine Arts: DX200, 201, 202 (in progress)
Cinema: DX450, 451, 452, 453 (complete)
Animation: CSE458, 459, 460 (in progress)
Research: DX400 x 3 (in progress)
Writing: ENGL284, 384, 487
With 384 bridging the gap between my completion of 284 and 487, I'll have a full-year's work in fiction writing that culminates with a study of screenwriting. Since I've done a full year's work in filmmaking (not counting 450 "intro to video"), am currently doing a full year's work in art-research and computer animation, and will complete a full year's work in broad-strokes digital arts and experimental media when I complete DXARTS 202 this Spring, it's fitting that I should add to that a full year's work of fiction writing. It feels good--it feels right.
And of course, all of that will culminate with a year of intense work on a single thesis project next year, likely to be a video of some epic ambition (though videos plural is a possibility).
Now it's just a matter of doing the work. Right, that thing.