The Craft of Screenwriting: Shorts, Features, and Series

Summer 2022 Full Session
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 20
8 Credits per quarter
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In this combined media studies course and screenwriting workshop, you'll learn how to craft dramatic narratives while developing your own creative project--short film(s), feature film, half-hour comedy, one-hour drama, or web series. You'll exchange feedback on classmates' scripts and analyze professional screenplays, films and television shows from a craft perspective: What works? What doesn't? What can you make your own?

Our program will revolve around synchronous workshops and seminars. We'll minimize Zoom time and maximize time for writing and analysis, with assignments submitted asynchronously via Canvas. Our final schedule will depend on class size, but expect 4 hrs/week on Zoom during weeks 1-2 and 2.5 hrs/week thereafter, with 2-4 feedback opportunities in workshops and individual advising sessions. Media selections will be drawn primarily from the Netflix catalog, so make sure you have reliable access.

Note: Those aiming to shoot as early as this fall may wish to take this program concurrently with Developing and Writing for Film and Media Projects.

Registration

Summer 2022 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

Fr - Sr Full Session (8): 40016

Academic details

Preparatory For

Screenwriting, Film/Media Production, Content Development, Gaming, AR/VR, User Interfaces/Voice-Driven Applications in AI

Credits
8
Maximum Enrollment
20
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Special Expenses

Students will need a subscription or access to Netflix

Schedule

Time Offered
Day
Schedule Evergreen link
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia