Course Info

SCWR 100: Introduction to Screenwriting (Formerly DC 201)

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. Films and scenes examined in this class will reflect creators and characters from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and intersectional identities. Development of a synopsis and treatment for a short theatrical screen play: theme, plot, character, mise-en-scene and utilization of cinematic elements.

Spring 2020-2021

Section: 301
Class number: 30191
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor:
Section: 302
Class number: 30192
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor:
Section: 901
Class number: 30193
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor:

Winter 2020-2021

Section: 201
Class number: 28785
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: Online: Sync
CLOSED
Section: 202
Class number: 28811
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: Online: Sync
Section: 210
Class number: 28810
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async (Sync-Option)
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 28812
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: Online: Sync
Section: 801
Class number: 28813
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: Online: Sync
Section: 810
Class number: 28814
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async (Sync-Option)
CLOSED

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 101
Class number: 10692
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: Online: Sync
Section: 103
Class number: 10694
Meeting time: MW 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: Online: Sync
Section: 401
Class number: 10695
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: Online: Sync
CLOSED

Summer II 2019-2020

Section: 501
Class number: 41528
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: REMOT E0000

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 301
Class number: 30040
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: REMOT E0000
CLOSED
Section: 302
Class number: 30041
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Section: 901
Class number: 30042
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Section: 910
Class number: 30005
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 201
Class number: 25700
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 25732
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 25731
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 25734
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00222 at Loop Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 25735
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 25736
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 101
Class number: 16072
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 103
Class number: 16078
Meeting time: MW 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 16073
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 401
Class number: 16079
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 16080
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Josh Wolff | View syllabus
Section: 410
Class number: 16083
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Summer I 2018-2019

Section: 201
Class number: 40037
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00206 at Loop Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 40168
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 301
Class number: 30327
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 30328
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 36975
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 602
Class number: 30330
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 30123
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Section: 901
Class number: 30329
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 30036
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 201
Class number: 25392
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 25393
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 204
Class number: 25480
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: ARTLT 00212 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 26030
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 25395
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00222 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 25396
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 26031
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 101
Class number: 14699
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 102
Class number: 14700
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 14701
Meeting time: MW 4:20PM - 5:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 16267
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 111
Class number: 16268
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Section: 401
Class number: 14702
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 14703
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 16269
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Summer II 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 41247
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 41621
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Gary Novak | View syllabus

Summer I 2017-2018

Section: 201
Class number: 41194
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 41613
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 301
Class number: 34038
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 34040
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 602
Class number: 34043
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 610
Class number: 34492
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 34041
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 910
Class number: 34039
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

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
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 204
Class number: 20792
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: ARTLT 00212 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 210
Class number: 25550
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 20697
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00222 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
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: Remote

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
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
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: Remote
Section: 111
Class number: 12627
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
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: Remote
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: Remote
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: Remote
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
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 302
Class number: 33462
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
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: Remote
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: Remote
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
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 204
Class number: 22211
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 210
Class number: 22083
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 211
Class number: 22212
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
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: Remote
CLOSED

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 101
Class number: 32946
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
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: Remote
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 111
Class number: 33382
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
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: Remote