ENGL 297 Introduction to Screenwriting in Fiction




This is an intensive introduction to the writing of screenplays and scripts that builds and draws extensively on the literary arts. Focusing on short-form works, students will learn the fundamental key concepts of scriptwriting and the film production process, including the roles of the director, cinematographer, and other creative collaborators in the film and televisual arts. Students will explore the basic theory and formal aspects of story, dramatic structure, character development, and dialogue. Assignments may include original short screenplays and/or screenplay adaptations of one or more literary works.


ENGL 190 and ENGL 191; or MOPA 106 and MOPA 206

Course Notes

ENGL 297 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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