Mentor Workshop: Screenwriting 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311MWS1 Z 5 4/W English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Autumn classes are structured as an introduction to screenwriting basics and the writing process in general. During every lesson we reflect on our work in progress and/or discuss any related topics. Short script of each student will be consulted in depth at the end of the semester.

In spring there is time to consult, reflect and/or work together with directors, therefore the syllabus can vary according to the actual situation.

Mode of study

Seminar

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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Course contents

  1. INTRODUCTION

Finding your theme.

  1. THE STORY

Different approaches to storytelling. Story basics. Three-act structure, four-act structure, 8 sequences. What is the inciting incident, the midpoint? Who is the antagonist?

  1. CREATING YOUR OWN STORY

Reflecting our homework and building a story in practice.

  1. THE SCENE

What is a scene and how to write it? Basics of script formatting.

  1. CREATING YOUR OWN SCENE

Reflecting our homework and building a scene in practice.

  1. THE CHARACTER

Tips on creating and developing a character. Character’s arc.

  1. CREATING YOUR OWN CHARACTER

Reflecting our homework and building a character in practice.

  1. REFLECTING YOUR SCREENPLAY

Group work focusing on the short screenplays of students.

  1. THE PITCH

What is it and how to deliver it? 5 questions for the pitch.

  1. REFLECTING YOUR SCREENPLAY

Group work focusing on the short screenplay of a student 1.

  1. REFLECTING YOUR SCREENPLAY

Group work focusing on the short screenplay of a student 2.

  1. REFLECTING YOUR SCREENPLAY

Group work focusing on the short screenplay of a student 3.

Recommended or required reading

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Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance (50%) Production of unit exercise pieces (50%). Stated simply - students attend, and students write.

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Further information

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