Fundamentals of Story

SCRIPT X 451.1

Choose and develop your best story ideas as you incorporate classic story principles to craft a powerful, memorable script.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0

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 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Monday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: John Henry Davis
373225
Fee:
$665.00
Still accepting enrollments
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Notes

No meeting May 25.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Please note: Due to adjustments made to the Spring quarter, this course is now scheduled to be delivered in a synchronous online format. Classes will be delivered weekly in an online forum at the scheduled time assigned to the course. Further adjustments may be made by the instructor in order to best serve the course material. Please check Canvas regularly for updates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Mar 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 6, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 13, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 20, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 27, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 11, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 18, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Jun 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Jun 8, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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