Introduction to Screenwriting

SCRIPT X 400

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.

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Fall
Winter
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Summer
Remote Instruction
Starting at $399.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0

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.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Wait List
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Saturday 1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Koji Steven Sakai
374187
Fee:
$399.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 July 25, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jul 11, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jul 18, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jul 25, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 1, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 8, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 15, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Wait List
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Saturday 1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Cynthia Hsiung
374195
Fee:
$399.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 July 25, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jul 11, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jul 18, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jul 25, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 1, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 8, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 15, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Available
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Saturday 1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Location: Online
376864
Fee:
$399.00
5 days left. Enroll by Jul 11, 2020
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 July 25, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jul 11, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jul 18, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jul 25, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 1, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 8, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 15, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online

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