Introduction to Screenwriting
Get a crash course on various aspects of writing for silver screens, TV screens, web video, and audio podcasts in this high-level overview of what each genre offers writers.
What you can learn.
- Identify basic elements of the core forms of script-based storytelling
- Develop a plan for where you want to take your writing next
- Respond to simple prompts that help you try out writing in different formats
- Adapt to the vocabulary and process of giving and receiving feedback in a writing workshop
About this course:This six-week course is perfect for anyone getting started on their path to becoming a screenwriter. Each class offers a broad-strokes introduction to a different writing format, such as Feature Film, Television Specs, Television Pilots, Web Series, and Podcasting, plus a look at the business of writing. Lectures by guest speakers offer insight and instruction on each topic, followed by guided workshop sessions where students put those theories into action on their own material. The goal of the course is to give new writers a taste of different screenwriting types to help deepen their overall knowledge while sparking their creative energy. At the end of the quarter, students should feel more confident about their skills and be prepared for further study of writing.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.