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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: John Henry Davis
363798
Fee:
$575.00
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Notes

No meeting November 12, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 20 students. No refund after September 26, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 26, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Mon Sep 24, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Oct 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Oct 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Oct 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Oct 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Oct 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Nov 5, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Nov 12, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Nov 19, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Nov 26, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Discussion
Mon Dec 3, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A20

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