Catalog 2021-2022

FMX 240 Screenwriting Fundamentals

An introduction to the practice and principles behind the art and craft of screenwriting. Class includes writing exercises, pitching sessions, script readings, and screenings and film analysis of dramatic narrative films, animation and emergent media. Students complete a series of writing assignments, write short screenplays with Final Draft software, and multiple drafts leading to complete short format screenplays. Students learn about major screenwriters and the art, structure and aesthetics of various types of films and emergent media.  This is a writing intensive course, may be used to fulfill the requirements for and the humanities, if not used in the major.




(A) (HFA) (W)


fall and spring semesters.