TMA 241

Screenwriting 1

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Basic narrative and nonfiction (documentary, educational, industrial, multimedia) screenwriting principles through reading, viewing, testing, and completing writing assignments.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

4

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

TMA 291 or 292 or concurrent enrollment.

Note

This class requires an application. See film.byu.edu for application information.

Title

Artistic Voice

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Basic Artistry of Screenwriting

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Language of Professional Screenwriting

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Collaborative Storytelling

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to collaborate in production and story development, including present stories for large group projects.

Title

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to give constructive feedback on others' stories and receive constructive feedback on their own work.