FTVM 210 - Introduction to Screenwriting
Winter 2020, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media

Details

Credits:
3
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 150 or FTVM (SAC 236).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

After taking this course, students will understand how to apply timeless dramatic principles to feature films, television shows and new media by reading and discussing screenplays. Students will also clearly understand, through short creative writing exercises, how the elements of storytelling (characterization, point-of-view, subtext, symbolism, dramatic irony, etc.) translate to motion pictures in ways different from fiction and the stage.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on weekly screenplay analyses, in-class group writing exercises, two short original screenplays, script coverage and a short answer final exam.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in careers in film, television, or other fields that require visual storytelling (marketing, social activism) will find this course useful.

Class Format:

Each week, the course will meet for two 1.5-hour sessions of lectures, in-class exercises or discussion.

Schedule

FTVM 210 - Introduction to Screenwriting
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
22307
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
30819
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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