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.


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Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Students must submit a creative writing sample (prose: 4 to 5 pages; script: 10 to 15 pages) to the faculty member by November XX.
Corequisites: Students enrolled in a 4000 LIT course are required to attend Bennington Literary Wednesdays.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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