Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2021

  • Introduction to Screenwriting

    180 | CCN: 31278

    J. Mira Kopell

    4 Units

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction.

    Lecture: Th 9-12pm

    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 required. The class is open to juniors and seniors. Preference is given to Film & Media majors.

    Consent of instructor required. Interested students should fill out an application form at In order to allow students to easily enroll in a backup class, joining the waitlist is not required.

    The deadline to apply is Nov 27th. Students considered for enrollment will be contacted by the instructor for a short zoom interview. Students will be notified of enrollment by Dec 11th.