An intensive seminar in writing feature-length fiction screenplays. Practice in the development and completion of a three-act narrative script focusing on plot, character development, arcs, turning points and journeys.
An intensive workshop in the rewriting of feature-length fiction screenplays; strengthening the plot, character development, arcs, turning points and journeys; preparing the material for submission to the marketplace; pitching and strategies in breaking into the entertainment industry will be discussed.
An introduction to the production processes of 16mm motion picture film. Topics will include scriptwriting, pre-production, directing techniques, camera operation, and basic cinematography in conjunction with creative picture sound editing. Subjects will be covered through the study and analysis of exemplary motion pictures as well as through a series of filmed student projects.
A production workshop in which the student works independently, or with a crew, to produce a film or video to refine skills in camera, lighting, directing, post-production, and other related skills. The number of units is dependent on the production.
This course offers basic techniques of short subject dramatic screenplay structure and storytelling. This includes script development from story concept, character design, story treatment, plot and character development.
This is a hands-on course in motion picture production where students learn about screenwriting, and the various phases of production including non-linear editing. Students may take this course to work as members of a production team and/or to write and direct their own projects
Delivery Mode: Online On Campus
Delivery Time: Day
An introduction to the fundamentals of the craft of dramatic writing. Elements of plot construction and character development are emphasized through writing exercises, superior models of drama, and drafting and revision of an original script/scripts for stage or screen. Attending an out-of-class live drama performance and viewing an original screenplay may be required.
In this introductory course, students will analyze the underlying story structure of motion pictures, short films, and television programs. Through screenings, lectures, and writing exercises, students will study the basic components of an effective, unified script that connects with its intended audience. Special attention will be paid to the classical Hollywood model of storytelling for developing scripts for both fiction and non-fiction productions.
Introduction to scriptwriting for film and electronic media; the role of the script in media production; format and structure in the script; the basic skills of scriptwriting for fiction and nonfiction.
Second level course in screenwriting; examination of structure and characterization in dramatic narrative; consideration of approach and structure in nonfiction; emphasis on development and writing of original short and feature-length screenplays.