Course Info

SCWR 390: Topics in Screenwriting (Formerly DC 304)

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

Advanced study in screenwriting focusing on a specific genre each quarter such as: Science Fiction, Film Noir, Comedy, Action-Adventure, Nonfiction, etc. May be repeated for credit.

SCWR 100 or SCWR 101 is a prerequisite for this class.

This course is repeatable.

Fall 2020-2021

Topic: Children's Television
Section: 701
Class number: 16819
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: OLSYN CH000 at Online Campus

Summer I 2019-2020

Topic: Script Lab
Section: 210
Class number: 40040
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED

Spring 2019-2020

Topic: The John Hughes Experience
Section: 601
Class number: 30080
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: REMOT E0000

Winter 2019-2020

Topic: Creating Iconic Characters
Section: 501
Class number: 25577
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Summer I 2018-2019

Topic: Limited Series:Stranger Things
Section: 201
Class number: 40128
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus
Topic: Limited Series:Stranger Things
Section: 210
Class number: 40233
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Spring 2018-2019

Topic: Science Fiction
Section: 601
Class number: 30373
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus

Dec Intersession 2018-2019

Topic: Pixar: Craft of Storytelling
Section: 801
Class number: 26909
Meeting time: TuWTh 5:15PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus

Winter 2018-2019

Topic: Queer Narratives
Section: 501
Class number: 25350
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Topic: Queer Narratives
Section: 510
Class number: 27805
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Topic: Developing the Pitch
Section: 802
Class number: 26873
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus

Fall 2018-2019

Topic: Epic Characters: The Office
Section: 701
Class number: 14733
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus

Summer I 2017-2018

Topic: Crafting the Writer's Voice
Section: 201
Class number: 41302
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus
Topic: Crafting the Writer's Voice
Section: 210
Class number: 42266
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Topic: The John Hughes Experience
Section: 601
Class number: 34097
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus

Dec Intersession 2017-2018

Topic: Pixar: Craft of Storytelling
Section: 801
Class number: 26485
Meeting time: TuWTh 5:15PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus

Winter 2017-2018

Topic: Streaming Television
Section: 501
Class number: 20645
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 701
Class number: 12455
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus

Summer I 2016-2017

Topic: Writing the Animated Series
Section: 201
Class number: 42169
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Topic: Writing the Thriller
Section: 601
Class number: 33521
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 250
Class number: 27389
Meeting time: -
Location: IBERO 00000 at Study Abroad
Instructor: Martha McGivern
Topic: Pixar: Craft of Storytelling
Section: 501
Class number: 22022
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Topic: Developing the Indie Film
Section: 701
Class number: 33032
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Topic: Story Development
Section: 601
Class number: 32819
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Topic: Film Noir
Section: 501
Class number: 22517
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Topic: The Art of Scene Writing
Section: 701
Class number: 11510
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus