Screenplay Writing III

Course Description

Students build upon foundational work of previous screenwriting classes and write the first draft script of either a short film or three episodes of a Web series in preparation for possible capstone inclusion. Students pitch and generate pre-production assets for their chosen project subject to instructor approval. Students products include a short script.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge from prior screenwriting instruction to revision of script outline.
  • Expand character creation into development of scene work.
  • Generate effective character creation and structural framework into a series of episodic shorts.


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