Tompkins Cortland Community College

ENGL216 - Advanced Screenwriting

Creative Writing Course: This course explores the use of traditional three-act narrative structure and alternative narrative structures in the feature-length screenplay through close analysis of appropriate texts and films. Close analysis of appropriate texts and films, creative problem solving, organizational strategies, and story development are emphasized. In addition, students examine screenplay format, treatments, query letters, pitching, and resources. For the major course project, students write a feature-length screenplay. Prerequisites: ENGL 200; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Spring semester.