Instructor: Iversen Online ASYNC

This course is an introduction to studying, learning, and practicing screenwriting techniques, providing students with an opportunity to learn and develop their craft as visual storytellers. The focus will be on creating original, complex characters while developing strong scenes and effective story structure for film and television. We will discuss professional approaches to writing a screenplay from conception and outline to a finished short script, as well as analyze dramatic strategies in film and television, correct script form, and the various stages of original scriptwriting. Students will watch films, read scripts, and participate in a workshop environment, with the final goal of writing an outline and script for a short film or the first act of a feature screenplay.