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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Classroom
Online
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.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Story Analysis for Film and Television.

Strong English composition skills.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Future Offering (Opens November 04, 2019 12:00:00 AM)
-
Instructor: Joanne Moore
371363
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 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 November 04, 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Instructor: Brooks Elms
371201
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jan 8, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Jan 15, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Jan 22, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Jan 29, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Feb 5, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Feb 12, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Feb 19, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Feb 26, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Mar 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Mar 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Discussion
Wed Mar 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Future Offering (Opens November 04, 2019 12:00:00 AM)
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: France-Luce Benson
371370
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 7, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Jan 14, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Jan 21, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Jan 28, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Feb 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Feb 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Feb 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Feb 25, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Mar 3, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Mar 10, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Lecture
Tue Mar 17, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333

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