Review and analyze film scripts to determine their strengths and weaknesses
Explore the role of three-act structure and scene construction in powerful scripts
Acquire the vocabulary of studios and coverage writers
Identify powerful dialogue, scenes, and innovative approaches to genre
About this course:
Designed for both aspiring story analysts and screenwriters who want to accelerate their careers, this course helps you master the methods used by story analysts who evaluate submissions to production companies, agencies, and studios. You learn how to do an in-depth analysis of the three-act structure, as well as dramatic and comic scene construction. You also learn the precise terminology used in story sessions, the foundations for great dialogue, and how to find original approaches to established genres. These and other principles become synthesized into coverage written to the highest professional standards in preparation for a job as either a story analyst or screenwriter who needs to critique his or her own scripts effectively.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.
This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.
No refunds after July 19, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.