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ENG 258W - Introduction to Screenwriting

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Begins the exploration of screenwriting.  Focuses on understanding the basics of the genre, especially formatting and movie planning.  Includes peer critique, instructor comments, and extensive revision.

Prerequisite(s): College level Composition I course with a minimum grade of “C” or permission of instructor
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Develop original featuare-length screenplay.
    1. Write premises, ask major dramatic questions, construct movie maps, and compose up to twenty-five pages of an actual feature-length screenplay.
    2. Develop the craft of a screenwriter.
  2. Revise and edit original work.
    1. Rewrite work in an effort to improve it.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of revision.
  3. Develop interpersonal skills for the purpose of giving or receiving feedback.
    1. Give and receive verbal and written responses to student work.
    2. Demonstrate an open attitude towards feedback.
  4. Write original short film screenplay.
    1.  Develop an understanding of the short film genre.
    2.  Practice writing a work with a beginning, middle, and end.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of professional screenplays.

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