Writing the First Screenplay II
FILM TV X 440B
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Building on your outline from the first course in the feature film sequence, continue to learn how to write a screenplay by completing the first act of your film script.
Starting at $665.00
As few as 9 weeks
What you can learn.
- Learn professional film script format
- Understand the basics of script writing structure
- Lay the groundwork for a complete feature film screenplay
- Create vivid characters and realistic conflict
About this course:
This second in a four-part sequence in writing a feature film script has you hit the ground running. You begin by pitching your story based on your outline and revising it to make sure the premise can carry the entire movie. Armed with a workable outline, you then flesh it out into either a beat sheet or treatment (at the instructor's discretion) and begin writing your screenplay. Personalized feedback along with mini-lectures on key craft points, including character development, story structure, and conflict, help you to meet the course goal, which is to write Act I (approximately 30 pages). May be repeated for credit. This course counts toward the four-course Writing and Directing Short Films Specialization.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the First Screenplay II.
X 440A Writing the First Screenplay I. Students must bring a four-to-five-page outline they created in Writing the First Screenplay I to first class meeting and be prepared to pitch it.
Spring 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.