Writing the First Screenplay III

FILM TV X 440C
Tackle writing up the next 45 pages of your script and learn powerful creative techniques in our third course in the screenwriting sequence.
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Online
Classroom
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Continue an in-progress script by writing the second act
  • Build realistic main and secondary characters
  • Refine scenes and put them into sequences
  • Develop successful screenwriting habits

About this course:

The third in a four-part sequence in writing a feature film screenplay, this course focuses on writing the next 45 pages of your script. You also refine your story outline; flesh out main and secondary characters; continue to develop the art of the scene as it pertains to type, choice, structure, and placement; and begin to discover each character's unique voice. You learn the habits you need to sustain the work of writing a screenplay. The goal is to write up to 45 pages from beginning of Act II. 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 III.

X 440A Writing the First Screenplay I and X 440B Writing the First Screenplay II. Students must bring their beat sheets or treatments and Act I to the first class meeting and be prepared to write.

Spring 2019 Schedule

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

Wait List
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Instructor: Kate Marciniak
366751
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 8, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: The Anatomy of Story by John Truby

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Wait List
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Matthew Harrison
366752
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 14, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Tue Apr 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317
Discussion
Tue Apr 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317
Discussion
Tue Apr 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317
Discussion
Tue Apr 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317
Discussion
Tue May 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317
Discussion
Tue May 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317
Discussion
Tue May 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317
Discussion
Tue May 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317
Discussion
Tue Jun 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317
Discussion
Tue Jun 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2317

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