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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In-Person
Starting at $720.00
As few as 12 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'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.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: John Henry Davis
388745
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Sep 19, 2022
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Notes

No meetings September 26 & October 31.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 03, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Sep 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Mon Oct 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Mon Oct 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Mon Oct 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Mon Oct 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Mon Nov 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Mon Nov 14, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Mon Nov 21, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Mon Nov 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Mon Dec 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center

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