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SCR683 Adaptation Workshop

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

Course Description

Building on core screenwriting courses, this advanced workshop focuses on creating an outline for a feature-length screenplay based upon source material from another medium such as short stories, news articles and other sources. Students receive critical review of their outline and in a consultation with the instructor will create an action plan for writing the screenplay.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate learned elements of screenplay writing and apply them to an idea for adaptation.
  • Incorporate constructive criticism in order to revise story ideas and outlines.
  • Evaluate films and produced screenplays based upon adapted sources.
  • Analyze constructs from films and produced screenplays which support the student's adapted idea.
  • Implement adaptation screenwriting techniques to write an outline based upon source material from another medium.