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June 26, 2019 – August 21, 2019

Wednesdays | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 9 Sessions

Instructor: Co O’Neill

Location: Classes & Admin Offices


Get the story in your head ready for the screen. This class focuses on the tools and processes of creating engaging and visually-driven narrative scripts. The key is showing—not just telling—the story. Through exercises and practice, learn to express plot, character, and conflict in cinematic terms. Develop an ear for authentic dialogue and gain an understanding of when and where to employ it. The goal is for students to outline and write the first act of a feature screenplay and/or short film script by the end of the class.


  • Treatments and outlines
  • Formatting
  • Screenwriting software options
  • Story conception and plot structure
  • Character creation
  • Effective dialogue
  • Sequencing
  • Conflict and resolution
  • Adapting source materials
  • Get Instructor feedback for your writing as it progresses

Prerequisites: None