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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

FIL230 Screenwriting II

Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length: 

Version 1: 103.5 hours (16 weeks). Version 2: 27 hours (16 weeks). 

Dates: 

Version 1: September 2007 - September 2016. Version 2: October 2016 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the principles of exposition in their future scripts (flashbacks, dream sequences, voice-overs, dialogue, and montage), unity and composition (motifs, set-up and pay-off, ascension and progression in storytelling); identify and measure the components and properties of different genres in storytelling and use these principles in analyzing various scripts for short films and in their own future writing.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course prepares students for writing the script for their thesis film starting from story idea to step outline to rough draft to final draft. Half of each class is divided into a workshop session in which students present their written work, while the other half of the class explores advanced screenwriting techniques such as exposition, unity and composition, and introduction to genre expectations in the various genres through lecture and discussion. Students then change sessions for the remainder of the course.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Screenwriting in Filmmaking (7/08). NOTE: Each semester of the One-Year Filmmaking Program is an integrated, cross-disciplinary experience. Credit is recommended only after a student completes all courses within a given semester. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour as Screenwriting in Filmmaking (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: Each semester of the One-Year Filmmaking Program is an integrated, cross-disciplinary experience. Credit is recommended only after a student completes all courses within a given semester. 

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