Course Description

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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11:00AM to 2:00PM
Sep 10, 2022 to Oct 15, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $495.00
Section Notes

Introduction to Screenwriting meets on six Saturdays (11 AM - 2 PM) 
Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15


This class meets at the School of Continuing Studies, 640 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC


All students must meet the covid safety requirements of Georgetown University to enter the building.  Detailed information can be found at https://www.georgetown.edu/coronavirus/



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