The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the process of professional screenwriting. Throughout the term of this course, we will engage in the vocabulary and nuances of the screenwriting process. Students will learn basic formatting as well as the dynamics of the production process. Students enrolled in this course will learn all they need to start writing their own screenplays as well as map out a production budget and schedule.
By the end of this course students will:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the process of screenwriting.
Learn the basics of formatting
Understand character typologies and their importance to screenwriting
Learn the anatomy and rhythm of a screenplay
Demonstrate an ability to conduct academic research using qualitative methods
A clear-eyed academic and artist, rooted in the history and culture of the Africana world. He is a provocative thinker with a wealth of worldly experience and knowledge in the cultural expressions and experiences of African people in divergent temporal and spatial contexts.