Course DescriptionDesigned 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 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.
Course OutlineComprehensive 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.
PrerequisitesStrong English composition skills.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Acting : Electives
- Business and Management of Entertainment : Electives
- Cinematography : Cinematography
- Directing : Elective
- Entertainment Studies : Development, Electives
- Film and TV Development : Required, Electives
- Independent Producing : Electives
- Producing : Electives
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required