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Screenwriting: An Exercise-Based Approach

Are you new to screenwriting? Or experienced but stuck? When it’s time to write, do you suddenly notice the dirty dishes or those unanswered emails? This complete course in screenwriting teaches you the tools of the trade and gets you writing from the first day. You’ll work on fun, carefully designed exercises, in class and at home, for which you will receive instructor feedback. Exercises include individual “free-writes” and collaborative work with other students. Each is preceded by a lecture on a specific element of craft. You’ll learn how to develop a compelling premise, write scenes with meaningful conflict, use subtext to improve dialogue, create fascinating characters, structure a story for maximum impact, and more. Designed for writers at all levels—beginning to advanced—and for film, TV, or any type of visual storytelling.

This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Storytelling: Narrative Tools and Applications.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of screenwriting
  • Instructor critiques of your writing

Ideal for

  • Writers of all levels
  • The curious and creative

1 section

  • Spring 2019

    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2019
    • Date

      Mar 3 - Apr 28
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Washington Square