Spring 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Find out what makes a great feature film. This course will explore the basic theory and formal aspects of story structure, character development, use of conflict, scene writing and dialogue. You'll apply these basic dramatic principles to the development of your own full length feature.
Since much of the work of screenwriting is done before the actual drafting, this class will focus on the process of screenwriting: from the initial premise, character exploration, treatments, step-outlines, to writing your first draft. With the help of your peers in workshop, you will leave this course with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of feature screenwriting.
*The Tools of Screenwriting,* David Howard & Edward Mabley
*Making a Good Script Great,* Linda Seger
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