Introduction to Screenwriting
Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours. (Motion Picture Fundamentals recommended.)
In this introduction to writing for film and video, screenwriting basics are covered including story, structure, scene, character, dialogue and action. Students develop stories, scenes, and characters and examine the ways in which these elements can be combined in a screenplay. Writing for documentaries is also discussed. Students are required to see selected current films for discussion. Considerable outside work is necessary. This course does not require prior experience or prerequisite courses. Additional course fee: $35.