Advanced Screenwriting

Units: 4
Student Level: Intermediate

May 14 - Jun 22 Sorry, this class is currently full
Schedule: Mon/Weds/Fri 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Orientation: May 14, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Max. Seats: 10
Faculty: Paul Foley

Jun 25 - Aug 3 Add to cart
Schedule: Mon/Weds/Fri 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Orientation: Jun 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Max. Seats: 8
Faculty: David Balkan

Jun 25 - Aug 3 Sorry, this class is currently full
Schedule: Tues / Thurs 1:00pm - 5:20pm
Orientation: Jun 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Max. Seats: 8
Faculty: David Balkan

Jun 25 - Aug 3 Add to cart
Schedule: Mon/Weds/Fri 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Orientation: Jun 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Max. Seats: 8
Faculty: Paul Foley

Jun 25 - Aug 3 Sorry, this class is currently full
Schedule: Tues / Thurs 1:00pm - 5:20pm
Orientation: Jun 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Max. Seats: 8
Faculty: Paul Foley


About the Class
 
Do you hope to become a Hollywood screenwriter? Do you have good ideas for stories and characters, but need some guidance to create a finished screenplay?
 
This cutting-edge class has been designed to offer summer students a chance to write a complete, feature-length screenplay. Students will leave the USC Summer Program with a finished script, which students can continue to revise or take out into the industry.
 
The objective of the course will be to structure and write a completed rough draft of a three-act, full-length feature screenplay in six weeks. This is a fast-paced course that will call for hard work and creativity. All students will need to begin the course with a serious commitment and a strong work ethic.
 
This Advances Screenwriting class recommends students to:
 
  • Have written or are in the process of writing a feature screenplay
  • Have a practical understanding of the fundamentals of screenwriting
  • Arrive with an organized story idea and clearly defined characters
The course is structured to nurture the students writing with a combination of lectures and discussions. Working with the instructor and other students to workshop:
 
  • Ideas
  • Dialogue
  • Formatting
  • Narrative
  • Action
  • Structure
  • Character Arcs
  • Story
As each student progresses through the writing process, each student will work aggressively to complete twenty-five new pages per week.
 
It is said that a script is never done, but this class will introduce all the elements of screenwriting, assist the students to clarify their story, and guide them towards a rewarding finished product.
 
 
*All projects are created outside of scheduled class time.*
 
 
INSTRUCTOR(S): David Balkan and Paul Foley
 
 
*Please note that dates and times of the course are subject to changes. Additional tutorials are taught during outside hours.*