Course Description

5-week asynchronous online course

Learn the building blocks of writing a feature film script. We'll examine how to pitch ideas, structure your story, and develop characters. You will read scripts, view films, and participate in discussions. As a workshop, the course requires you to receive constructive criticism of your work and to provide your classmates with helpful feedback. You'll create a comprehensive beat outline for an original story and prepare to begin writing your screenplay in Screenwriting Basics II. 

Learner Outcomes

  • Introduce the fundamentals of screenwriting
  • Develop original ideas into feature-length stories
  • Organize stories into well-structured scenes
  • Create characters that intrigue audiences


student writing on notepad


Students participating in Professional Studies non-credit courses must possess a minimum of a High School diploma and must be an adult age 18 or older. Non-credit courses are taken primarily by professionals seeking to develop new skills, broaden their expertise, and build a knowledge base for their professional or personal goals. No application is required. Simply enroll by adding a course to your shopping cart and follow the steps during the checkout process.

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