Writing the First Screenplay III
Tackle writing up the next 45 pages of your script and learn powerful creative techniques in our third course in the screenwriting sequence.
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.
SCRIPT X 410.1 Writing the First Screenplay I and SCRIPT X 410.2 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.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
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.