2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

ENG 221 Screenwriting for Film, Television, and Internet

3 hours 

This course will introduce students to the methods and practices of contemporary screenwriting as they apply to film, television and internet productions that involve moving images. Students will explore screenwriting's history, evolution, and relationship to other forms of creative writing and consider the implications and consequences of screenwriting's relationship to justice issues. They will develop their own screenwriting voices as they master the skills of synopsizing, writing, analyzing, critiquing, editing, revising and rewriting. Successful students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for the key elements of writing for the screen - setting, narrative structure, dialogue, screen direction, and characterization - and will produce written works that are original, well-developed, and production-ready.




ENG 101; and ENG 201 or LIT 106