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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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ENG 259W - Advanced Screenwriting

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Builds from skills learned in ENG 258W . Explores character, plot, and dialogue development as they relate to screenwriting. Focuses on the completion of a short film screenplay or first thirty pages of a longer work. Includes peer critique, instructor comments, and extensive revision.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 258W  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Complete original short film screenplay or first act of longer screenplay.
    1. Write premise, ask major dramatic question, construct movie map, and compose short film screenplay or first act of longer screenplay.
    2. Direct practice with plot point one, mid-point, plot point two, climax, and resolution.
    3. Practice the art of scene writing and action triggers as they relate to complete work.
    4. Develop the craft of a screen writer.
  2. Revise and edit original work.
    1. Rewrite work in an effort to improve it.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of revision.
  3. Interact productively with instructor and peers for the purpose of developing writing skills.
    1. Give and receive verbal and written responses to student work.
    2. Demonstrate an open attitude towards feedback.
  4. Learn by reading professional screenplays.
    1. Demonstrate ability to understand a professional screenplay and discuss its strengths.

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