Fundamentals of Story

FILM TV X 437.99
Choose and develop your best story ideas as you incorporate classic story principles to craft a powerful, memorable script.
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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Examine structure, subtext, crisis, and climax to enhance your story's dramatic arc
  • Determine point of view and character development to enhance storytelling
  • Apply creative tools to stimulate your creative process and avoid cliche
  • Complete exercises and give and receive feedback in class

About this course:

Whether you want to be a writer for film, television, or theatre, a dynamic understanding of story is absolutely necessary for success. In this course you learn how to choose and develop your best story ideas while examining point of view, structure, character development, dialogue, subtext, crisis, and climax using classic and contemporary scripts as models. Tools to stimulate your writing incorporate acting improvisation as well as photography, painting, and music. Individual and group writing exercises are shared in a supportive atmosphere, with guided rewriting as a core task in the course. At the end of the class, you will be able to integrate classic story principles in every facet of your work as well as use these tools to analyze your own writing and take it to the next level.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Canceled
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: John Henry Davis
366968
Fee:
$575.00
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Notes

No meeting May 27.

Enrollment limited to 20 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 6, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Apr 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270
Discussion
Mon Apr 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270
Discussion
Mon Apr 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270
Discussion
Mon Apr 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270
Discussion
Mon Apr 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270
Discussion
Mon May 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270
Discussion
Mon May 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270
Discussion
Mon May 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270
Discussion
Mon Jun 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270
Discussion
Mon Jun 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1270

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