Writing the First Screenplay II

SCRIPT X 410.2

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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Fall
Winter
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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. 
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the First Screenplay II.

SCRIPT X 410.1 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.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Wait List
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Instructor: Kate Marciniak
371159
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Available
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Instructor: Ronald Raley
371160
Fee:
$695.00
25 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2020
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2020
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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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension DTLA
Instructor: Andrew Knauer
371157
Fee:
$665.00
23 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2020
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Notes

No meetings January 20; February 17, 2020.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 11, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jan 6, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Mon Jan 13, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Mon Jan 27, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Mon Feb 3, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Mon Feb 10, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Mon Feb 24, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Mon Mar 2, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Mon Mar 9, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Mon Mar 16, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Mon Mar 23, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Julia Camara
371158
Fee:
$665.00
25 days left. Enroll by Jan 7, 2020
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 12, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 7, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148
Discussion
Tue Jan 14, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148
Discussion
Tue Jan 21, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148
Discussion
Tue Jan 28, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148
Discussion
Tue Feb 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148
Discussion
Tue Feb 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148
Discussion
Tue Feb 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148
Discussion
Tue Feb 25, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148
Discussion
Tue Mar 3, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148
Discussion
Tue Mar 10, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 148

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