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CMS 113 WRITING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION

CMS 113 – Writing for Film and Television

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  CMS 113 Writing for Film and Television

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  This course familiarizes students with the basics of writing for film and television. Students are taught to apply industry standard formats in preparing scripts. Topics covered include style, story structure and content, characterization, dialogue, and opportunities for new writers in the industry. Students practice writing in the different styles of film and television shows.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain and utilize multiple-act story structure in film and television screenplays;
  2. write a film or television program screenplay; and
  3. utilize professional screenplay formats.