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
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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.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Julian Goldberger
377462
Fee:
$695.00
36 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2021
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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 January 20, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Ernie Contreras
377463
Fee:
$695.00
36 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2021
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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 January 20, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Valerie Brandy
377464
Fee:
$695.00
36 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2021
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 January 20, 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.

Available
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Saturday 10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Koji Steven Sakai
377460
Fee:
$665.00
39 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2021
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Notes

No meeting February 20, 2021.

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 January 23, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jan 9, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jan 16, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Jan 23, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Jan 30, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Feb 6, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 13, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 27, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Mar 6, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Mar 13, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Mar 20, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Roberto Marinas
377461
Fee:
$665.00
35 days left. Enroll by Jan 5, 2021
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Notes

No meeting Feb. 16

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 January 19, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jan 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jan 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jan 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Feb 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Feb 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Feb 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Mar 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Mar 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Mar 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Available
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Monday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Ryan Ward
378419
Fee:
$665.00
34 days left. Enroll by Jan 4, 2021
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Notes

No meeting Feb. 16

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 January 18, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jan 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jan 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jan 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Jan 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Feb 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Feb 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Feb 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Feb 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Mar 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Mar 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Mar 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Mar 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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