An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Screenwriting is taught by local professional and award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer. He will lead students through the fundamental aspects of screenwriting for films, once a week for 8 weeks, beginning September 16th, 2020, 6-8 pm. Contact us for interest in a 2021 start date, or see our online offering.
During the 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write a screenplay for a short film. Topics explored include screenwriting fundamentals (such as conflict, beginning/middle/end), finding the story spark and discovering what you want to say (theme), creating compelling characters, techniques to write a successful short film (vs the feature format), implementing successful visual storytelling, crafting well constructed scenes utilizing POV, dialogue, structure, and style, and understanding the basic formatting of a script. By the end of class, students will have written a complete short script, and have the beginnings of a feature screenplay.
Cost for the course is $425 (Alumni discount included), and the registration form is found below. A $50 non-refundable deposit will be needed to secure the registration. Class will be conducted according to our Social-Distancing Policy for Covid-19, including increased distance, masks and/or face shields, and increased sanitizing.
Wanting to sign up for multiple classes? Check out our Package Options! Intro to Screenwriting (or comparable previous coursework) will be a prerequisite for Intermediate Screenwriting, which will be a prerequisite for Advanced Workshopping.