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.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
379178
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 14, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Tony DuShane
379183
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 14, 2021
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.

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Thursday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
379174
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Apr 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Apr 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Apr 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Apr 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jun 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Julia Camara
379176
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 14, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Mar 31, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Apr 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Apr 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Apr 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Apr 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed May 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed May 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed May 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed May 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jun 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
-
Monday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
379177
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

No meeting May 31, 2021.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 12, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Mar 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Apr 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Apr 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Apr 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Apr 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon May 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon May 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon May 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon May 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jun 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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