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Course Description

This course for the beginning screenwriter guides students through the process of executing a detailed step outline and drafting a first act.

Learner Outcomes

  • In the first half of the class, focus is on further developing their story, articulating the dramatic idea, considering plot, structure, character, and action and translating that into a working outline.
  • The second half of class is directed towards understanding the essential dramatic elements of a feature film set-up including the establishment of tone, theme, world, character, inciting incident, tension, and stakes.

Notes

  • Workshop-style class with students reading one another’s work and providing both written critique and focused and constructive feedback.
  • Students’ writing craft and technique is refined.

Prerequisites

Script Analysis (NSRW 0280).

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Screenwriting 1: The First Act
Type
Online
Dates
Jan 19, 2021 to May 10, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $890.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $890.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 19, 2021
Section Title
Screenwriting 1: The First Act
Type
Online
Days
M
Time
8:00PM to 9:50PM
Dates
Jan 25, 2021 to May 10, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
27.5
Location
  • Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $890.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $890.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 28, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 25, 2021
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