Story Analysis for Film and Television

FILM TV X 476.22

Comprehensive overview of story analysis and the tools used by the professional reader. Throughout the course, you learn and practice coverage skills while gaining an understanding of the elements of story.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Remote Instruction
Online
Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn about various types of coverage
  • Learn to compose story notes, comparative coverage, character breakdowns, treatments, and outlines
  • Practice reading and writing for several formats and to deadline
  • Become familiar with the current job market, various expectations of studios, and independent producers
  • Create at least two pieces of full coverage that can be used as part of a professional portfolio or for auditioning for a job as a reader or an assistant

About this course:

Designed for aspiring readers, development executives, producers, and storytellers, this course offers a pragmatic, comprehensive overview of story analysis and the tools used by the professional reader. Throughout the course, you learn and practice coverage skills while gaining an understanding of the elements of story. Topics include various types of coverage, how to compose story notes, comparative coverage, character breakdowns, treatments, and outlines. Through weekly assignments, you are required to practice reading and writing for several formats and to deadline. In addition, the current job market and the various expectations of studios and independent producers are discussed. Upon completion of the course, you will have written at least two pieces of full coverage that can be used as part of a professional portfolio or for auditioning for a job as a reader or an assistant.
Prerequisites
Strong English composition skills.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Peter Russell
373136
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 04, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Peter Russell
375098
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 06, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
-
Wednesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Marla White
373070
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 14, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Screenplay Story Analysis
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Apr 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 8, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 15, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 22, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 29, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 6, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 13, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 20, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 27, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jun 3, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jun 10, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Future Offering (Opens April 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Brooks Elms
374504
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 27, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens April 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
374811
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 06, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jun 23, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Jun 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Jul 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Jul 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Jul 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Jul 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Aug 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Aug 11, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Aug 18, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Aug 25, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Tue Sep 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209

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