Practice in all aspects of writing a screenplay. Focus is on elements shared with other forms of fiction, including story, character, dialogue, and audience expectations. Students plan, pitch, outline, and write a large part of a single original screenplay through the semester, while studying screenplays and films selected to illustrate narrative modes and styles, as well as briefer examples of scene construction and dialogue.
This course requires an application, which is due by Wednesday, December 7, at noon. The standard application form can be found on the Applications and Deadlines page.
Special application instructions: Screenplay excerpts are welcomed but not required as application writing samples for this course.
Also FILM 396.