An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Screenwriting is taught by local professional and award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer. He will lead students Online through the fundamental aspects of screenwriting for films, once a week for 8 weeks Our 2021 start dates will include Wednesday, January 13th, 6-8 pm.
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 Online via Zoom or similar.
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.