NSRW

3810

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Spring 2020

Taught By: Loren-Paul Caplin

Section: A

CRN: 1126

Credits: 3

This course for the beginning screenwriter guides students through the process of executing a detailed step outline and drafting a first act. In the first half of the class, focus is on further developing their story, articulating their dramatic idea, considering plot, structure, character, and action and translating that into a working outline. The second half of class is directed towards understanding the essential dramatic elements of a feature film set-up including the establishment of tone, theme, world, character, inciting incident, tension, and stakes. Writing craft and technique are additionally explored with these fundamental features of the first act. Class is largely run as a workshop with class members reading one another’s work and providing both written critique and focused and constructive feedback in class discussion.

Pre-Requisite: Script Analysis (NSRW 2800).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 11

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:45am 7/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Spring 2020

Taught By: Alonso Filomeno Mayo

Section: B

CRN: 3650

Credits: 3

This course for the beginning screenwriter guides students through the process of executing a detailed step outline and drafting a first act. In the first half of the class, focus is on further developing their story, articulating their dramatic idea, considering plot, structure, character, and action and translating that into a working outline. The second half of class is directed towards understanding the essential dramatic elements of a feature film set-up including the establishment of tone, theme, world, character, inciting incident, tension, and stakes. Writing craft and technique are additionally explored with these fundamental features of the first act. Class is largely run as a workshop with class members reading one another’s work and providing both written critique and focused and constructive feedback in class discussion.

Pre-Requisite: Script Analysis (NSRW 2800).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 13

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:45am 7/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Fall 2019

Taught By: Jonathan Danziger

Section: A

CRN: 1161

Credits: 3

This course for the beginning screenwriter guides students through the process of executing a detailed step outline and drafting a first act. In the first half of the class, focus is on further developing their story, articulating their dramatic idea, considering plot, structure, character, and action and translating that into a working outline. The second half of class is directed towards understanding the essential dramatic elements of a feature film set-up including the establishment of tone, theme, world, character, inciting incident, tension, and stakes. Writing craft and technique are additionally explored with these fundamental features of the first act. Class is largely run as a workshop with class members reading one another’s work and providing both written critique and focused and constructive feedback in class discussion.

Pre-Requisite: Script Analysis (NSRW 2800).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 11

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:41am 7/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 902

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Fall 2019

Taught By: Loren-Paul Caplin

Section: B

CRN: 1473

Credits: 3

This course for the beginning screenwriter guides students through the process of executing a detailed step outline and drafting a first act. In the first half of the class, focus is on further developing their story, articulating their dramatic idea, considering plot, structure, character, and action and translating that into a working outline. The second half of class is directed towards understanding the essential dramatic elements of a feature film set-up including the establishment of tone, theme, world, character, inciting incident, tension, and stakes. Writing craft and technique are additionally explored with these fundamental features of the first act. Class is largely run as a workshop with class members reading one another’s work and providing both written critique and focused and constructive feedback in class discussion.

Pre-Requisite: Script Analysis (NSRW 2800).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 11

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:41am 7/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Summer 2019

Taught By: Loren-Paul Caplin

Section: A

CRN: 1166

Credits: 3

This course for the beginning screenwriter guides students through the process of executing a detailed step outline and drafting a first act. In the first half of the class, focus is on further developing their story, articulating their dramatic idea, considering plot, structure, character, and action and translating that into a working outline. The second half of class is directed towards understanding the essential dramatic elements of a feature film set-up including the establishment of tone, theme, world, character, inciting incident, tension, and stakes. Writing craft and technique are additionally explored with these fundamental features of the first act. Class is largely run as a workshop with class members reading one another’s work and providing both written critique and focused and constructive feedback in class discussion.

Pre-Requisite: Script Analysis (NSRW 2800).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 11

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:45am 7/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 503

Date Range: 6/3/2019 - 7/22/2019