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DC 201: Introduction to Screenwriting

This course is an introduction to and overview of the elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema. Emphasis is placed on telling a story in terms of action and the reality of characters. The difference between the literary and visual medium is explored through individual writing projects and group analysis. Development of synopsis and treatment for a short theatrical screen play: theme, plot, character, mise-en-scene and utilization of cinematic elements. PREREQUISITE(S): None.

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 201
Class number: 20694
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 20695
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 20696
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 204
Class number: 20792
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: ARTLT 00212 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 25550
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 20697
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00222 at Loop Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 20698
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 25551
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 101
Class number: 12416
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 12417
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 12418
Meeting time: MW 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 12626
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 111
Class number: 12627
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 12419
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 12420
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 12720
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Summer II 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 41919
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 42026
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus

Summer I 2016-2017

Section: 201
Class number: 41841
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00206 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus
Section: 210
Class number: 41842
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 301
Class number: 33460
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 33462
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 33464
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 33465
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 610
Class number: 33971
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 901
Class number: 33463
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 33461
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 201
Class number: 22080
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 202
Class number: 22081
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 22082
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 204
Class number: 22211
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 22083
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 211
Class number: 22212
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 22084
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 22085
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 22086
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 101
Class number: 32946
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 32948
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 32950
Meeting time: MW 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 33380
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 111
Class number: 33382
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 32952
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 32954
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00202 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 410
Class number: 33584
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer II 2015-2016

Section: 501
Class number: 40863
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 40864
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus

Summer I 2015-2016

Section: 201
Class number: 42588
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00206 at Loop Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 42589
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 301
Class number: 32745
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 32747
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 32749
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 32750
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 33379
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 901
Class number: 32748
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 910
Class number: 32746
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
CLOSED

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 201
Class number: 22588
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 22589
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 22590
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 204
Class number: 22737
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 210
Class number: 22591
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 211
Class number: 22738
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 501
Class number: 22592
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 801
Class number: 22593
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 22594
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 101
Class number: 11463
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 102
Class number: 11464
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 103
Class number: 11465
Meeting time: MW 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 11708
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 111
Class number: 11709
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 11466
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 11467
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00202 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 410
Class number: 11848
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 411
Class number: 11849
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Summer II 2014-2015

Section: 501
Class number: 40944
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 40945
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 301
Class number: 30228
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 30232
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 30234
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
CLOSED
Section: 602
Class number: 30235
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 610
Class number: 38090
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 901
Class number: 30233
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 30229
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2014-2015

Section: 201
Class number: 20342
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 202
Class number: 20343
Meeting time: TuTh 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 20344
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 204
Class number: 20504
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 210
Class number: 20345
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 211
Class number: 20505
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 20346
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 20347
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Kristyn Benedyk
Section: 810
Class number: 20348
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Kristyn Benedyk

Fall 2014-2015

Section: 101
Class number: 10325
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 10326
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 103
Class number: 10327
Meeting time: MW 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 10622
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 111
Class number: 10623
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 112
Class number: 10624
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 10329
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 402
Class number: 10330
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 17123
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 411
Class number: 17124
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer II 2013-2014

Section: 501
Class number: 40965
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 40966
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus

Summer I 2013-2014

Section: 201
Class number: 42057
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 210
Class number: 42058
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Spring 2013-2014

Section: 301
Class number: 30269
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 30273
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 303
Class number: 30274
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 310
Class number: 30270
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 601
Class number: 30275
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 30276
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00228 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 901
Class number: 30271
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 30272
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2013-2014

Section: 201
Class number: 20428
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 202
Class number: 20429
Meeting time: TuTh 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 203
Class number: 20430
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 204
Class number: 20636
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 210
Class number: 20431
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 211
Class number: 20637
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 501
Class number: 20432
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 20433
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 20434
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Fall 2013-2014

Section: 101
Class number: 11288
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 102
Class number: 11289
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 103
Class number: 11290
Meeting time: MW 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 104
Class number: 11291
Meeting time: F 12:00PM - 3:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 110
Class number: 15845
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 111
Class number: 15846
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 112
Class number: 15847
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 113
Class number: 15848
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 401
Class number: 11293
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Michael Peterson
Section: 402
Class number: 11294
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Alaric Rocha

Summer II 2012-2013

Section: 501
Class number: 41251
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 510
Class number: 41252
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek

Spring 2012-2013

Section: 301
Class number: 35160
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Alaric Rocha
CLOSED
Section: 302
Class number: 35165
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Ronald Fernandez
CLOSED
Section: 303
Class number: 35166
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Michael Peterson
Section: 310
Class number: 35161
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Michael Peterson
Section: 601
Class number: 35167
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00228 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 35168
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00228 at Loop Campus
Section: 901
Class number: 35163
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 35164
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED