Writing the First Screenplay II

FILM TV X 440B
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.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

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.
Suggested Prerequisites

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.

Wait List
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Instructor: Larry Wilson
366749
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 8, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Available
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Instructor: Ronald Raley
366750
Fee:
$695.00
11 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 8, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Cynthia Riddle
366746
Fee:
$665.00
11 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2019
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 8, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Apr 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Wed Apr 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Wed Apr 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Wed Apr 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Wed May 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Wed May 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Wed May 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Wed May 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Wed May 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Wed Jun 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Available
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Ben van der Veen
366747
Fee:
$665.00
9 days left. Enroll by Apr 1, 2019
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Notes

No meeting May 27.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 6, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Apr 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Apr 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Apr 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Apr 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Apr 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon May 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon May 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon May 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Jun 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Jun 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Andrew Knauer
366748
Fee:
$665.00
10 days left. Enroll by Apr 2, 2019
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 7, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Apr 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Tue Apr 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Tue Apr 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Tue Apr 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Tue Apr 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
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Tue May 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
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Tue May 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
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Tue May 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Tue May 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Tue Jun 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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