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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Remote Instruction
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. 
Prerequisites
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.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Wait List
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Valerie Brandy
376204
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is taught asynchronously and fully online using Canvas. Sessions run weekly and there are no requirements to attend live, virtual meetings.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 14, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Wait List
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
376205
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is taught asynchronously and fully online using Canvas. Sessions run weekly and there are no requirements to attend live, virtual meetings.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 14, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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

Available
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Monday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Laurence Walsh-Hodson
376202
Fee:
$665.00
5 days left. Enroll by Sep 28, 2020
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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 October 12, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Sep 28, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 5, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 12, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 19, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 26, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 2, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 9, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 16, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 23, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Dec 7, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Tony DuShane
376203
Fee:
$665.00
6 days left. Enroll by Sep 29, 2020
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 3, 2020.

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 October 13, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 29, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 6, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 13, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 20, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 27, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 10, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 17, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 24, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Dec 1, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Dec 8, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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