Uc Berkeley Film Bibliography Sample

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180 | CCN: 31735

Beginning Screenwriting

J. Mira Kopell,

Tu 9-12P, 226 DWINELLE

4 Units

This writing workshop explores the art and craft of writing a feature length, narrative screenplay. Each student pitches three story ideas, chooses one concept to develop into an outline and then completes the first act of the script. Lecture topics include story structure, character development, openings, dialogue, screenplay form/style, visual storytelling. There are weekly writing assignments with a focus on rewriting.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor required. This class is open to juniors and seniors. Preference is given to Film & Media majors. Interested students should attend the first class session. Please bring a writing sample,­ a creative piece (short story, poem, screenplay, etc) or an academic essay.  

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Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2016

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session
Rhetorical approach to reading and writing argumentative discourse with a film focus. Close reading of selected texts; written themes developed from class discussion and analysis of rhetorical strategies. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.
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Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing Requirement

Requirements this course satisfies: Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week

Summer: 6 weeks - 7.5 hours of lecture and 2 hours of laboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Film and Media/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Final exam not required.

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