Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-157557 FMST 219-1 Genre Screenwriting Summer 2023 4.0 Open
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
TWRF 900 1120 Online Room 14 (ASE) 06/26/2023 07/21/2023
Enrollment: Enrolled     
No Cap
Instructors: Yasin Nasirov
Description: This is creative writing course that will improve students’ writing skills for the screen. The course will consist of two separate objectives. The personal objective of the course is genre specialization. The students will choose a genre that they want to write in, and they will learn specifics of genres with weekly assignments to guide them throughout the course. For their personal objective, they will develop a feature film idea on a chosen genre, produce a treatment of the story, outlining the major scenes of the story. As a final project, they will write the First Act (~30 pages). The general objective of the course will follow the basics of screenwriting. We will read chapters from Lagos Egri’s The Art of Dramatic Writing (1946), Robert McKee’s Story (1998) andDialogue (2016), and Paul Gulino’s Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach (2004), among others. We will analyze screenplays that highlights these structures and watch films that are considered highly successful by WGA.  

Course held Fully Online (both synchronous and asynchronous). 

Offered: Fall Spring Summer