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MES153-B090 | Scriptwriting | Prof Rowell | 2024Sp

MES153-B090 | Scriptwriting | Prof Rowell | 2024Sp

This course focuses on writing fundamentals for visual media and specifically focuses on the short form. Students study storytelling basics such as protagonist, want, obstacles, antagonist, complication / rising action, climax, along with three-act structure, which is common to screenplays. With assignments in both fiction and non-fiction scriptwriting, the class covers such areas as: Basic research methods How to create character and story How to SHOW action, rather than TELL it How to write outlines and treatments How to format both Nonfiction A/V scripts and Fiction screenplays Learning how writing is rewriting. Designed as a workshop in which students will develop multiple drafts for the fiction and nonfiction scripts, the course also teaches how to give and receive good criticism on peers’ work. The aim of the course is to help students develop basic skills necessary to write and revise scripts for upper-level VAT production classes and beyond.


Writers’ Guild Club

Writers’ Guild Club

The mission of the club is to provide a forum where students interested in all forms of creative writing and journalism can explore and express their curiosity and creative voice. Meetings: In person / Wednesdays, 2pm / Room F307, Fiterman Hall Email:


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