English CLR. Introduction to Screenwriting

Instructor: Musa Syeed
Terms: Spring Term

Mondays, 12-2:45 pm | Location: TBA

Enrollment: Limited to 12 students.

This workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of dramatic screenwriting, including narrative theory and structure, character design, dialogue/voice, genre, and tone. In the beginning of the semester, we will focus on craft exercises, reading produced scripts, and watching short films. We will then transition to workshopping student work in class, and each students will have the opportunity to submit two short screenplays, one of which they will revise for a final project.

Supplemental Application Information: Please submit a 3-5 page writing sample. Screenplays are preferred, but fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and plays are acceptable as well. Also, please write a short note to introduce yourself. Include a couple films/filmmakers that have inspired you, your goals for the class, as well as any themes/subject matter/ideas you might be interested in exploring in your writing for film.

Apply via Submittable (by 11:59pm on 1/28, no exceptions)

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