NSRW
3810

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Screenwriting 1: The First Act
Fall 2024
Taught By: Jonathan Danziger
Section: A

CRN: 14218

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: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:30am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024
Screenwriting 1: The First Act
Fall 2024
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: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:30am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 609/610
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/5/2024
Screenwriting 1: The First Act
Spring 2024
Taught By: Jonathan Danziger
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: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:30am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/15/2024