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're 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.
This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after October 03, 2022
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.