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SCR683P Adaptation Practicum

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

Course Description

The Practicum component of the Adaptation Workshop provides students with one-on-one time with the professor to evaluate and fully process the completed screenplay.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate learned elements of screenplay writing and apply them to an idea for adaptation.
  • Collaborate in small sub-groups to advance story ideas and the understanding of specific films and produced screenplays.
  • Structure an outline for a screenplay that incorporates both screenwriting elements and story elements original to the source material.
  • Synthesize constructive criticism in order to revise the outline.
  • Evaluate films and produced screenplays in the same genre as the adaptation project.
  • Analyze constructs from films and produced screenplays which support the studentand's adaptation.
  • Generate a first draft for an adapted screenplay based upon these learned elements.