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.

Summer 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Steven Schwartz
368153
Fee:
$695.00
37 days left. Enroll by Jun 26, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 1, 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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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Roberto Marinas
368150
Fee:
$665.00
40 days left. Enroll by Jun 29, 2019
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Notes

No meeting August 31, 2019.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 4, 2019
Course Requirements
(Optional) Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jun 29, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Sat Jul 6, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Sat Jul 13, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Sat Jul 20, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Sat Jul 27, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Sat Aug 3, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Sat Aug 10, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Sat Aug 17, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Sat Aug 24, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Discussion
Sat Sep 7, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2319
Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: William Hasley
368152
Fee:
$665.00
36 days left. Enroll by Jun 25, 2019
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 30, 2019
Course Requirements
(Optional) Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jun 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Tue Jul 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Tue Jul 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Tue Jul 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Tue Jul 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Tue Jul 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Tue Aug 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Tue Aug 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Tue Aug 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Tue Aug 27, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325

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