FTVM 310 - Screenwriting I: The Feature Script
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
FTVM 210, FTVM 290, FTVM majors.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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“To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script, and the script.”-- Alfred Hitchcock.

In this course, students will develop and write a feature-length screenplay. After learning how to condense their concept into a logline, students will write a well-structured treatment, a detailed step outline, compelling character profiles, and finally, a completed screenplay.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on the quality of their treatment, character profiles, step outline, completed screenplay, and participation in weekly workshops.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in becoming screenwriters, editors, directors, producers, agents, or pretty much anything else in the film industry.

Class Format:

The course meets for one 3-hour session once a week. Class time is divided between lectures, film viewing, screenplay study, and workshopping of students’ writing.



FTVM 310 - Screenwriting I: The Feature Script
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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