This course introduces the basic elements of writing the short-form and feature-length screenplay. Through weekly exercises, readings and film screenings, students will gain an understanding of dramatic story structure, character development, exposition and dialogue. An emphasis will be placed on finding one's unique voice within the traditional screenplay format, unlocking cinematic ideas, and looking at emerging forms for the aspiring screenwriter. Students will complete several short scripts and a treatment for a feature-length screenplay. MU Core category: Creative Arts. 4 crs.
This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. View this catalog.