Feature Screenwriting 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311FESC2 credit 3 3 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 44 to 59 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students write a Treatment of their Feature Script derived from the Idea.

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Course contents

Screenwriters will embark on the creation and writing of the first draft of a feature-length screenplay. Following a strict writing plan that will be based upon the inherent structural demands of feature-length dramatic scriptwriting, each student will submit at least five installments of their project to be read and reviewed in class.

The instructor will also introduce students to various components of the craft and process of screenwriting, and propose pragmatic approaches as have been employed by experienced writers.

Recommended or required reading

Recommended Reading:

ARISTOTLE. Poetics. 1st ed. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1967. 124 s.

HOWARD, David, MABLEY, Edward. The tools of screenwriting: a writer's guide to the craft and elements of a screenplay. New York: St. Martin Griffin, 1993. 298 s. ISBN 0-31211908-9.

GOLDMAN, William. Adventures in the screen trade : a personal view of Hollywood. Reprinted. London: Abacus, 2003. 418 s. ISBN 0 349 10705 X.

MCKEE, Robert. Story: substance, structure, style, and the principles of screenwriting. London: Methuen, 1999. xi, 466 s. ISBN 978-0-413-71560-9.

VOGLER, Christopher. The writer's journey : mythic structure for storytellers and screenwriters. 2nd ed. Studio City: Michael Wiese Production, c1998. xxiii, 326 s. ISBN 0-941188-70-1.

SEGER, Linda. Making a good script great. 3rd ed. Beverly Hills: Silman-James Press, 2010. xix, 252 s. ISBN 978-1-935247-01-2.

FLEISCHER, Jan. Of scripts and life: MFI, 2010. 278 s.

Assessment methods and criteria

The minimum attendance for passing the class is 70%. Students will be evaluated on their contribution and efforts to the class and the final text. The pass grade will be calculated as follows:

Attendance of the classes - 30%

Participation in class - 50%

Results of continuous writing from class to class - 20%



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 09:00–11:25 Jan FLEISCHER
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