Writing the First Screenplay IV
Finish your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
What you can learn.
- Complete your feature film script draft
- Polish dialogue and point of view
- Learn to resolve the story's main and secondary conflicts
- Develop effective revision skills
- Understand the business of screenwriting
About this course:In the last of a four-part sequence in writing a feature film screenplay, you reach FADE OUT. In the process of completing your script, you hone in on structuring conversations, explore how to maximize your story's visual implications, deepen scene writing skills, assemble scenes to form powerful sequences, ensure your script's central conflict is resolved, and work on theme and imagery. Also covered are revision techniques and the business aspects of feature film writing. The goal is to complete writing your first feature film script.
SCRIPT X 410.1 Writing the First Screenplay I, SCRIPT X 410.2 Writing the First Screenplay II, and SCRIPT X 410.3 Writing the First Screenplay III. Students must bring their beat sheets or treatments, Act I and 45 pages of Act II 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.