Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2019

  • Beginning Screenwriting

    180 | CCN: 24522

    J. Mira Kopell

    4 Units

    Tues. 9:00am-12:00pm, Dwinelle 226 ///

    Students explore the art and craft of developing and writing a feature-length, narrative screenplay.  Each writer pitches story ideas, develops a plot outline and completes a portion of their screenplay. All students will workshop outlines and scenes in class. There are weekly writing assignments with a focus on rewriting.

    Lecture topics include narrative feature concept development, analysis of a variety of story structures, plot outlining, character development, openings, scene structure, dialogue, screenplay form/style.

    Prerequisites: No screenwriting experience needed. Consent of instructor required. 

    The class is open to juniors and seniors. Preference is given to Film & Media majors. Interested students should attend the first class session and be prepared to email a writing sample – a creative piece (short story, poem, screenplay, etc.) or an academic essay.