Course Details

CAMS 280: Advanced Screenwriting

Topic: Advanced Writing for Television. This is an intensive writing practicum for motivated students to complete a well-structured original television pilot. The course will explore dramatic structure, character motivation and action, and the complex interplay between plot and character. Students will refine their tools for television writing as they develop and revise their pilot's logline, tone, stakes, theme, and more. Over ten weeks students will move from concept to outline and then to a full draft of their original pilot. Weekly feedback provides students with an honest evaluation of their material in a dynamic and supportive environment. Prerequisite: Cinema and Media Studies 264, 278 or 279, or instructor consent
6 credits; ARP, WR2; Offered Spring 2022