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Screenwriting: The Short Film
FILM 458
Fall 2024
Section: 01   02   03  

This is a writing course and study of the short film that will start from ground zero: separating the screenplay from other forms (e.g., the play and the novel), and grounding students in visual language as the basis of the medium. How do we write in pictures? We will study four feature screenplays, but place particular emphasis on how to scale a project for the short form. We screen 12 short films in class, and perform case studies of previous student films from first draft to finished film.

This course is designed for students intending to make a film or write a screenplay for their thesis.

The course prioritizes majors, but will consider sophomores who have completed Film 304 and 307 and intend to major.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM 307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-20-2024
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