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XWRI-010 Introduction to Screenwriting

XWRI-010 Introduction to Screenwriting

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Course Details

Writing is a craft. As with most crafts, skills improve with practice. This course will present the mechanical skills necessary to prepare scripts for television and film, using the standard, industry-accepted format for feature films. During the first several weeks of class we will focus on some basics. After that, each student will write an original short film. Though lectures will deal with essential elements such as plot structure, character, and dialogue, the bulk of class time, and the bulk of what you learn will come from in-class discussion of your work and the work of your fellow students. By the end of this course students will have sufficient skills to write a theatrical feature-length screenplay. Previous writing experience is not necessary.

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This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.


XWRI-010 - 01 Introduction to Screenwriting    
2016 - Fall 2016 Non-Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
10 Sep 2016
Class:   Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
24 Sep 2016
Class:   Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
1 Oct 2016
Class:   Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
15 Oct 2016
Class:   Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
22 Oct 2016
Class:   Thu 6:30PM - 9:30PM
27 Oct 2016
Number of Sessions: 6 Sessions
Contact Hours: 18.0
Course Tuition:
Tuition non-credit    495.00
Potential Discount(s):
Alumni Discount
Faculty Discount
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   640 Mass Ave
Instructors: Kevin Downs
Section Notes:  

*The last class meets on a Thursday.

Sat Sept 10

Sat Sept 24

Sat Oct 1

Sat Oct 15

Sat Oct 22

*Thurs Oct 27


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