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
Online
Remote Instruction
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 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.

Fall 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: Karl Iglesias
376533
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is taught asynchronously and fully online using Canvas. Sessions run weekly and there are no requirements to attend live, virtual meetings.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 14, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Karl Iglesias
377264
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is taught asynchronously and fully online using Canvas. Sessions run weekly and there are no requirements to attend live, virtual meetings.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 21, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
-
Thursday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Roberto Marinas
378169
Fee:
$695.00
Still accepting enrollments
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is taught asynchronously and fully online using Canvas. Sessions run weekly and there are no requirements to attend live, virtual meetings.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 22, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Oct 8, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 15, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 22, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 29, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 5, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 12, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 19, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Dec 3, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Dec 10, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Dec 17, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

Available Format(s):

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

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Karl Iglesias
377542
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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