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Course Details

Course TitleScreenwriting
CampusSwarthmore
SemesterSpring 2019
Registration IDFMST01501
Credit1
DepartmentFilm and Media Studies
InstructorEvans, Rodney
Times and DaysTH 01:15pm-04:30pm
Room LocationTrotter Hall 201
Course Info

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of screenwriting while enabling them to explore their unique sensibility as writers. We consider how screenplays differ from other dramatic forms and understand what makes good cinematic storytelling. By looking at short and feature-length scripts and films, we examine issues of structure, character development, effective use of dramatic tension and dialogue, tone, and theme. Through in-class exercises and discussions, students flesh out their ideas and grapple with their writing in a supportive workshop atmosphere. Coursework includes screenings, short assignments, and the completion of several drafts of a short screenplay. No previous writing experience required.

Miscellaneous Info

Course Record Number: 26477
Enrollment Limit: 10
Current Enrollment: 11
Distribution: Humanities

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