NSRW
3820

Screenwriting 2: Writing the Screenplay

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Screenwriting 2
Fall 2024
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: 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: 4:50am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024
Screenwriting 2
Spring 2024
Taught By: Ethan Spigland
Section: B

CRN: 14276

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: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 4:50am EDT 6/21/2024

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