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
Spring
Summer
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.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Steven Schwartz
374207
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 08, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Justin Trevor Winters
374208
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 08, 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 PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Andrew Knauer
374205
Fee:
$665.00
Still accepting enrollments
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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 July 20, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jul 6, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 13, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 20, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 27, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 3, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 10, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 17, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 24, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 31, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Sep 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Available
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
374206
Fee:
$665.00
Still accepting enrollments
See Details
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 July 14, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jun 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 11, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 18, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 25, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Tue Sep 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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