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PAST 230 Screenwriting I for Writing for Theater and Media

This course is an intensive study of the screenplay format for the feature film, screenplay structure, and screenwriting, including a workshop of student pitches, treatments, screenplays, and synopses. Students will be required to write a short (minimum thirty-minute/maximum forty-five minute) script but may also write the first half of a feature-length (ninety-120 minute) script. Attention is paid to the differences between theater as a live performance-based form and film as a highly visual genre, and what this means for the cross-genre writer.


2 credits