NSRW

3820

Screenwriting 2: Writing the Screenplay

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Screenwriting 2

Fall 2021

Taught By: Douglas Morse

Section: A

CRN: 1353

Credits: 3

Students undertake the challenging task of finishing a draft of their feature-length screenplays. They begin by revising their step outline to solidify structure and simplify the writing process. In workshop, with careful guidance by the instructor, each writer re-examines, tightens, and rewrites the outline, giving close attention to structure, logic, motivation, complex character development, tone, and theme. Students use their finished outlines to make some revisions to act one and draft acts two and three. Weekly page requirements keep them on track, while in-class reviews offer support, guidance, and direction. Emphasis on the specific problems of successful scene writing and on development of a professional writing style that makes for a compelling presentation on the page. The goal for each student is to finish the term with a polished and professional first draft. Prerequisite: Script Analysis, Screenwriting 1.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:17pm 6/16/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021

Screenwriting 2

Fall 2021

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: B

CRN: 12603

Credits: 3

Students undertake the challenging task of finishing a draft of their feature-length screenplays. They begin by revising their step outline to solidify structure and simplify the writing process. In workshop, with careful guidance by the instructor, each writer re-examines, tightens, and rewrites the outline, giving close attention to structure, logic, motivation, complex character development, tone, and theme. Students use their finished outlines to make some revisions to act one and draft acts two and three. Weekly page requirements keep them on track, while in-class reviews offer support, guidance, and direction. Emphasis on the specific problems of successful scene writing and on development of a professional writing style that makes for a compelling presentation on the page. The goal for each student is to finish the term with a polished and professional first draft. Prerequisite: Script Analysis, Screenwriting 1.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:17pm 6/16/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/17/2021

Screenwriting 2

Spring 2021

Taught By: Greg DePaul

Section: A

CRN: 1127

Credits: 3

Students undertake the challenging task of finishing a draft of their feature-length screenplays. They begin by revising their step outline to solidify structure and simplify the writing process. In workshop, with careful guidance by the instructor, each writer re-examines, tightens, and rewrites the outline, giving close attention to structure, logic, motivation, complex character development, tone, and theme. Students use their finished outlines to make some revisions to act one and draft acts two and three. Weekly page requirements keep them on track, while in-class reviews offer support, guidance, and direction. Emphasis on the specific problems of successful scene writing and on development of a professional writing style that makes for a compelling presentation on the page. The goal for each student is to finish the term with a polished and professional first draft. Prerequisite: Script Analysis, Screenwriting 1.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 11:16pm 6/16/2021 EDT