Writing the First Screenplay in a Month: The Outline

SCRIPT X 410.1N

In this intensive workshop, you write a solid outline of your feature film screenplay. You begin by refining your story idea and outline as needed, all the while focusing on craft elements of story structure, plot, scene…

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 5 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Identify what makes a story work as a feature film
  • Learn the basics of screen storytelling and dramatic structure
  • Hone your characters, setting, and major plot points
  • Craft an outline you can use to complete a draft of your script

About this course:

In this intensive workshop, you write a solid outline of your feature film screenplay. You begin by refining your story idea and outline as needed, all the while focusing on craft elements of story structure, plot, scene development, character, theme, genre, and dialogue, and how they work together to grip an audience's emotions. The course goal is to learn how to craft an effective, compelling story structure and to create a four-to-five-page outline that clearly delineates your script's beginning, middle, and end. The ability to write an effective outline is a critical skill for the professional screenwriter, serves as the basis for most pitches, and is required for admission into SCRIPT X 410.2 Writing the First Screenplay II.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

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Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Diane Drake
374204
Fee:
$665.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Early enrollment required; no admittance at the door.

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 10, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT by Diane Drake
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Discussion
Sat Jul 11, 2020
9:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online
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Sun Jul 12, 2020
9:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online
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Sat Aug 8, 2020
9:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sun Aug 9, 2020
9:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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