History of Screenwriting

Course Description

Examines the early days of filmmaking and the evolution of the screenplay. The craft of the screenplay and its development from inception to the present day is analyzed along with the historical figures (writers, directors, producers) who influenced it.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the craft of screenwriting in a historical context.
  • Analyze examples of screenwriting craft over time.
  • Critique a produced screenplay implementing foundational knowledge gained in the course.
  • Critique a produced screenplay implementing foundational knowledge gained in the course.

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