TMA 342

Screenwriting 2: Writers Room

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

TMA 342 focuses on the collaborative process of episodic storytelling within a writers room. Students will function as staff writers and story editors for their own material and the material of the other writers in the creation of an episodic narrative.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

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

Fixed

3

Fixed

4

Note

TMA 241 prerequisite can be waived with instructor approval. Non-TMA students must receive instructor approval.

Title

Collaboration

Learning Outcome

Students will collaborate on the creation of a media series or long-form piece. They will conceptualize and execute the writing of the script in a team environment.

Title

Story Structure

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate the ability to create tension and forward movement in narrative storytelling by applying fundamental story structure to their material.

Title

Story Editing

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate the ability to eliminate excess or irrelevance in their own scripts and in the scripts of their colleagues.

Title

Writer's Room

Learning Outcome

Students will execute the creation of a story employing a rudimentary writer's room model.