Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRW 277 Screenwriting I

Spring Semester

This course focuses on the art and craft of writing the short film.  It teaches students the rules and conventions of screenplay form, as well as the principles of storytelling central to the short film format.  Over the course of the semester, students will develop their own original short scripts, taking them from initial concept to finished product in a workshop setting.  Along the way, they will learn how to generate and shape story ideas, structure a script, create compelling characters and scenes, write visually, and properly format a screenplay.  By the end of the course, each student will have compiled a screenwriting portfolio containing revised, polished drafts of one or more short film scripts. Prerequisite: FCO 105  

3 credit hours