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Script Analysis

Whether you are a writer, a director, or a producer, an understanding of story structure and dramatic principles is essential. In-depth analysis of a screenplay’s storyline, characters, dialogue, images, and theme reveals a wide range of narrative techniques and storytelling styles, from Hollywood to independent and everything in between.

Aug 26 - Dec 15
Fall 2019
CRN 3996
What you will learn
  • How essential information in film scripts is conveyed.\nHow story elements are communicated through visual means.\nHow dramatic momentum is built with cause and effect.\nWhat makes a character credible and complex.
  • Students gain the ability to analyze any film script and apply that knowledge to their own screenwriting. \nRefined writing and communication skills.\nExposure to and appreciation of successful films and their film scripts for analysis.
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