ENG 173 - Screenwriting I

Prerequisites: ENG 070 and ENG 098 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Study of elements of dramatic writing for the cinema: the three-act structure, character delineation and motivation, conflict development and pacing, dialog and subtext, and unifying the message. Students analyze feature films and television screenplays for their structure, pacing and characterization; write scenes in correct format; complete a treatment for a feature film or television.

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  • Title: ENG 173 Screenwriting I
  • CRN: 60806
  • Instructor: John Shaw
  • Instructor: John Shaw (Lab)
  • Internet/Web Instructional Method
  • Section Corequisites: NONE
  • Bldg/Room: Online Class

  • Meeting Time
    6 hours/week
    Seating Availability
    Waitlist Availability
    Capacity Taken Available Capacity Taken Available
    30 7 23 0 0 0
    Critical Dates for this Course
    Term: Spring 2022
    Last day to add class: 02-MAR-2022
    Last day to drop with an enrollment refund: 23-FEB-2022
    Last day to drop without a "W": 02-MAR-2022
    Last day to drop with a "W": 12-APR-2022
    Census Date: 03-MAR-2022
    Crosslisted Sections
    CRN Course Title
    60805 FS173 Screenwriting I
    Seating Availablity
    Capacity Taken Available
    30 30 0

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