Fall 2019 - CA 338W D300

Screenwriting II (3)

Class Number: 9861

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    HCC 1530, Vancouver

  • Instructor:

    Noe Rodriguez
    noer@sfu.ca
    Office: GC3835
    Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Prerequisites:

    One of CA (or FPA) 238 or 353 or 457 and prior approval. Strongly recommended for all students developing projects for production in CA (or FPA) 430.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course will present advanced theory and techniques for writing dramatic, experimental and documentary film and video scripts. Additional topics covered include script analysis, production breakdown, and the writing of treatments and proposals. Students with credit for FPA 338W may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

Additional topics covered include script analysis, production breakdown, the writing of treatments and proposals and critique. Working individually and in various collaborative teams, students will create a series of written projects with specific creative parameters.

Grading

  • Writing Exercises (3) 20%
  • Reading Exercises (2) 20%
  • Script Analysis 10%
  • Final Writing Project (includes regular presentations of work in progress) 30%
  • Engagement: (participation in discussion, attendance, punctuality, attitude) 20%

NOTES:

Work will be graded on both content and quality of the writing as well as evidence of growth and progress.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Students must pick two required readings from two bibliographic lists: a screenwriting book list and a fiction book list.

Registrar Notes:

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