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.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the First Screenplay IV.
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.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.