Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2015

  • Beginning Screenwriting

    180A | CCN: 31753

    J. Mira Kopell

    Date and Time: TU 9-12P, 226 DWINELLE

    4 Units

    This writing workshop explores the art and craft of writing a feature length, narrative screenplay. Each student pitches three story ideas, chooses one concept to develop into an outline and then completes the first act of the script. Lecture topics include story structure, character development, openings, dialogue, screenplay form/style, visual storytelling. There are weekly writing assignments with a focus on rewriting.

    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor required. This class is open to juniors and seniors. Preference is given to Film & Media majors. Interested students should attend the first class session. Please bring a writing sample,­ a creative piece (short story, poem, screenplay, etc) or an academic essay.