Crafting Powerful Dialogue

SCRIPT X 415.4

Take a deep dive into putting the best words into your characters’ mouths in this exercise and workshop-based course teaching you to put your best voice forward.

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Fall
Spring
Summer
Hybrid (In-Person)
Starting at $720.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn how dialogue develops character, plot, and theme
  • Improve your script’s dialogue and make each character sound unique
  • Complete exercises and analyses of successful scripts and clips
  • How to take a hands-on approach to improving your dialogue craft

About this course:

Dialogue may seem to be the easiest and most fun aspect of screenwriting (look at all those pages fly by, and with so much white space!), yet it's often the most difficult thing for the aspiring screenwriter to do well. Great dialogue is a vital vehicle for developing character, enhancing plot, and speaking to theme, among its many other uses. This course explores all of dialogue's functions in depth and provides you with the pragmatic skill set that will make your dialogue more effective and make it snap, crackle, and pop on the page. Through writing exercises, analysis of screenplay pages and classic clips from both features and TV, and a dialogue diary that will help you develop an ear for good conversation, you sharpen and hone your dialogue prowess, and you put your new skills to work on your own projects, both present and future.

Spring 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens February 06, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Roberto Marinas
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Fee:
$720.00
Hybrid (In-Person)format icon
Location: Remote Classroom , UCLA
Notes

No meeting May 29.

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

This a hybrid (In-Person) format course which combines asynchronous online instruction with semi-regular, required live meetings held in-person. Please see the course syllabus for specifics. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 17, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Apr 3, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Mon Apr 10, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Mon Apr 17, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Discussion
Mon Apr 24, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Discussion
Mon May 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Mon May 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Mon May 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon May 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Jun 5, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Mon Jun 12, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150

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