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Fall 2022 Writing PS0104 section D01
Screenwriting Workshop

Call Number 17560
Day & Time
S 10:00am-12:00pm
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Abigail E Stump
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This class will introduce students to the basic principles of writing for film and television. Students will read screenplays and watch film excerpts to gain an understanding of the possibilities of on-screen storytelling, with the goal of developing a screenplay. Students are introduced to a range of technical and imaginative concerns through creative exercises and discussions, and exposed to all aspects of the screenwriting process, including generating ideas, developing character arcs and plot structure, and writing and revising drafts. Participants practice their craft with an attentive group of peers, under the guidance of an experienced instructor. They write extensively and participate in candid, helpful critiques of their own work and that of their peers. Students are expected to come to the class with an openness to various approaches toward creative storytelling. Classes are supplemented by conferences with the instructor. Courses in creative writing are offered in conjunction with the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Overseen by Chair of Creative Writing Lis Harris, Professor Alan Ziegler, and Director of Creative Writing for Pre-College Programs Christina Rumpf, the creative writing courses are designed to challenge and engage students interested in literary creation, providing them with a substantial foundation for further exploration of their creative work.
Web Site Vergil
Department Pre-College Programs (SHSP)
Enrollment 8 students (12 max) as of 5:08PM Sunday, January 29, 2023
Subject Writing
Number PS0104
Section D01
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To Pre-College Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223WRIT0104KD01

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