Prerequisite: Introduction to Screenwriting. 42 classroom hours.
Study the narrative structures and plot devices used to create satisfying film stories. You’ll view and discuss films and complex screenplays in order to examine plot development, characterization, theme and sub-plots. Each week, you will analyze a number of scripts, focusing on the transition of a story from script to screen. The final project will be an in-depth written analysis of a script and film, highlighting all major areas of the narrative. Considerable outside work is necessary. Grading is based on written analysis and class participation.