Writing the First Screenplay III

FILM TV X 440C
Tackle writing the second act of your script and learn powerful creative techniques in our third course in the screenwriting sequence.
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Classroom
Online
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 the greatest challenge facing screenwriters: writing the second act. As you write these crucial 60 pages, you 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 also learn the habits you need to sustain the work of writing a screenplay. The goal is to write 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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
-
Instructor: Steven Schwartz
363616
Fee:
$695.00
6 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 2. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Philip Eisner
363614
Fee:
$665.00
5 days left. Enroll by Sep 25, 2018
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 20, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after September 27, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32
Discussion
Tue Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32
Discussion
Tue Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32
Discussion
Tue Oct 16, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32
Discussion
Tue Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32
Discussion
Tue Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32
Discussion
Tue Nov 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32
Discussion
Tue Nov 13, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32
Discussion
Tue Nov 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32
Discussion
Tue Dec 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A32

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