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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 52400
Focused Scriptwriting Workshop

Instructor: Zachary Vickers

Class Type: Craft & Workshop

Course Description: 

Focused Scriptwriting will isolate narrative elements through the construction of high-quality scenes. The course will look at examples of scene from film, focusing on the development of character, setting, tone, subtext, and other important elements. We will also discuss how to show and tell simultaneously—creating visual subtext as well as traditional subtext via dialogue in order to create efficient and urgent moments while moving the story forward. Students will also be expected to write their own scenes—whether self-contained shorts, or a scene for something larger—which will then be workshopped and revised.


Screenplay: Foundations of Screenwriting
Author: Field
ISBN: 9780385339032


Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301