Creative Writing: Screenplay
ENGL XL 138
Learn screenplay structure and the elements of storytelling for the movies as you develop a feature film treatment and 10 pages of your script.
Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks
About this course:
Available for UCLA transferable credit and designed specifically for creative writers, this workshop introduces you to writing the feature-length screenplay. To ground your understanding of what distinguishes this narrative form from long and short fiction and plays, you study screenplay form and theory as well as published screenplays. Through weekly writing assignments, you learn key elements of feature film writing, including story, plot, structure, characterization, dialogue, and visual storytelling; and you build your critical skills through the process of giving and taking critiques. The course goal is to complete one full treatment and the first 10 pages of one feature. Transferable for UC credit.
Winter 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Instructor: Jon Bernstein
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
No refunds after January 14, 2019
Book: Cut to the Chase: Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program by Linda Venis
What you will learn.
- Earn UCLA transferable credit
- Learn screenplay form and theory
- Read outstanding screenplays from lauded films
- Explore key elements of film writing
- Give and receive critiques of student work