Elective Courses


ENGL 116
401 |SEM |Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve |M 2-5pm |FBH 323
402 |SEM |Scott Burkhardt |T 4:30-7:30pm |FBH 139
403 |SEM |Scott Burkhardt |R 4:30-7:30pm |FBH 139

This is a workshop-style course for those who have thought they had a terrific idea for a movie but didn't know where to begin. The class will focus on learning the basic tenets of classical dramatic structure and how this (ideally) will serve as the backbone for the screenplay of the aforementioned terrific idea. Each student should, by the end of the semester, have at least thirty pages of a screenplay completed. Classic and not-so-classic screenplays will be required reading for every class, and students will also become acquainted with how the business of selling and producing one's screenplay actually happens. Students will be admitted on the basis of an application by email briefly describing their interest in the course to the instructor.

last updated 06/27/2017 - 3:40pm

Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782