SAC 310 - Screenwriting I: The Feature Script
Section: 002
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
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Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
SAC 290, SAC concentrators only.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course teaches students to write a feature-length screenplay in acceptable format. Students will learn to develop an idea first into a written "concept," then into a "treatment," "step outline," and finally into a full script. The course will focus on such subjects as screenplay structure, plot and subplots, characterizations, shots, scene, sequence, dialogue, thinking visually, and soundtrack. Students will also learn the importance of rewriting their work. As part of the process, the class will study select screenplays, then view the films which were made from these scripts. Students will also read and discuss each other's work. Given this "workshop" approach, attendance is critical. Students can expect to write between five and ten pages a week.

SAC 310 - Screenwriting I: The Feature Script
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
002 (LEC)
Th 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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ISBN: 1557047707
Little Miss Sunshine : the shooting script, Author: screenplay and notes by Michael Arndt ; foreword by directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris., Publisher: Newmarket Press 2007
ISBN: 193290736X
The writer's journey : mythic structure for writers, Author: Christopher Vogler., Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions 3rd ed. 2007
ISBN: 1879505843
The screenwriter's bible : a complete guide to writing, formatting, and selling your script, Author: by David Trottier., Publisher: Silman-James Press 4th ed., e 2005
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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