National University




MDC681P Screenwriting II Practicum

Lead Faculty: Ms. Bettina Moss M.F.A.

Course Description

In this independent "studio practicum" taken concurrently with MDC 681, students develop a second "polished draft" of an original screenplay guided by critical feedback provided by the instructor. The original screenplay will receive a minimum of two individual critical reviews.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying principles of rewriting a screenplay, including (but not limited to) the three-act structure, advancing dramatic or comedic conflict, refining dynamic characters, and telling a story visually.
  • Through critical analysis and in a formal, graduate level essay, reflect upon the experience of rewriting the screenplay.
  • Participate in a consultation with the professor regarding the rewrite.

Prerequisite

Corequisite