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Beginning Screenwriting

Learn the basic elements of screenwriting for movies or TV, via lectures, script readings, discussions, and in-class writing exercises. All the fundamentals of visual storytelling are covered in depth, including character, plot, theme, dialogue, genre, and format. Assignments familiarize you with dramatic conflict, scene structure, subtext, and subplots, while you advance from idea to outline to scripted pages. By the end of the course, you will have an outline and about 30 pages of script.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An overview of the basics of screenwriting
  • Familiarity with the proper formatting and conventions of screenwriting
  • An outline for an original film or TV show and 30 pages of script

Ideal for

  • Students new to screenwriting
  • Students with a love for film and an interest in the business

1 section

  • Summer 2018
    • Section

      002
    • Semester

      Summer 2018
    • Date

      Jun 18 - Aug 12
    • Day

      Self-Paced
    • Time

      Self-Paced
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      N/A
    • Faculty

      Greiff, Jason
    • Location

      Self-Paced
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    • Section

      2
    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Mar 1 - May 10
    • Day

      Thursday
    • Time

      6:45PM-9:05PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      10
    • Faculty

      Greiff, Jason
    • Location

      Woolworth Building
    Tuition $645
    • Section

      3
    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Mar 5 - May 11
    • Day

      Self-Paced
    • Time

      Self-Paced
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      N/A
    • Faculty

      Greiff, Jason
    • Location

      Self-Paced
    Tuition $645
    • Section

      4
    • Semester

      Summer 2018
    • Date

      Jun 7 - Jul 26
    • Day

      Thursday
    • Time

      6:45PM-9:45PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      8
    • Faculty

      Greiff, Jason
    • Location

      Washington Square
    Tuition $665