Screenwriting Fundamentals

January 24, 2017 — March 21, 2017

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

Product Description

* Due to concerns about weather and road conditions, this class will now start Tuesday, January 24th and run through March 21st. Enrollment is still open if you would like to join us! *

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


Screenwriting software options

Story conception and plot structure

Character creation

Effective dialogue


Conflict and resolution

Adapting source materials

Get Instructor feedback for your writing as it progresses


Prerequisites: None