NSRW

3810

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Fall 2022

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: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (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: 10:32pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/18/2022

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Fall 2022

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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (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: 10:32pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Spring 2022

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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

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: 10:32pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 603

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022

Screenwriting 1: The First Act

Spring 2022

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: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

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: 10:32pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022