May 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

CRW 277 Screenwriting I


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