This course introduces students to the process of writing for the screen. Through exercises and analysis of structure and storytelling fundamentals, students will develop a working sense of the art of crafting a screenplay, learning how to build a script, step by step, from an original and compelling idea. Prerequisite: COMM 202 Outcome: Extensive writing requirements cover all aspects of screenwriting, from creating a treatment and character bios to writing action and dialogue, culminating in the development of a detailed step outline and polished first act of a feature-length script (20+ pages). Students are required to bring an original movie idea to the first class. Class Notes: This is a writing intensive class. Requirement Designation: Writing Intensive.