This course introduces students to the art of screenwriting through the study of screenplays, films, and basic techniques and forms of the screenwriter. The main project for this class is writing and revising a major screenwriting project. Students work through the various stages of screenplay writing: researching the subject, pitching the idea to the class, writing a treatment, developing biographies for characters, developing an outline of scenes, and work-shopping multiple drafts of the script with classmates. This course may be used to satisfy an elective requirement for the English major.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Screenwriting