Advanced Screenwriting (LIT4533.01)

Manuel Gonzales

Focused on feature film screenplays and designed for students with prior experience writing a screenplay, the Advanced Screenwriting course will look deeper into how scene composition and story structure are used to create vivid and compelling narratives for a feature length film, and the further development of well-rendered characters and other tools to improve a writer’s visual storytelling skills. Students will read and discuss a variety of scripts over the fourteen weeks, and will submit, as a final project, full-length script for a feature film (90 pp to 120 pp). This class will also involve workshop-style student submissions and critical discussions of student work in-progress. The course will run once a week, for two hours, over fourteen weeks, for 2 credits, and will be offered as remote only, all students and faculty working synchronously online. Preference will be given to students who have already completed either Screenwriting: Scene & Structure or Screenwriting: The Story Studio.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Prerequisites:Students should submit up to five pages of poetry or prose (critical or creative) or up to 15 pages of script (film or play) to by Thursday, November 12. Students will be notified of acceptance into the class on Tuesday, November 17.
Corequisites: Please note that students enrolled in this course are required to attend Poetry at Bennington and Literature Evening events on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM. 
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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