Theatre & Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications
Basic narrative and nonfiction (documentary, educational, industrial, multimedia) screenwriting principles through reading, viewing, testing, and completing writing assignments.
TMA 291 or 292 or concurrent enrollment.
Students will be able to view the world through the lens of a storyteller and use insights from this view to establish an individual artistic and critical voice in terms of animation storytelling.
Basic Artistry of Screenwriting
Students will be able to apply the basic artistic principles of screenwriting, including use of character, structure, images, meaning, theme, etc. and will be able to write scripts with quality storytelling.
Language of Professional Screenwriting
Students will be able to follow practices of professional screenwriting, including formatting, economy of description, etc. Students will also be able to differentiate between the needs of writing for live action versus animation.
Students will be able to collaborate in production and story development, including present stories for large group projects.
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Students will be able to give constructive feedback on others' stories and receive constructive feedback on their own work.