Course Info

SCWR 408: Writing the Short Motion Picture (Formerly DC 401)

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

In this screenwriting course students will study the essential elements and conventions of writing the short film, including character, structure, and conflict. They will examine the fundamental differences between feature and short films. Story development emphasis will be placed on compelling character-driven stories that can be produced on a modest budget. Students will be required to complete two short screenplays. PREREQUISITE(S): None

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 901
Class number: 30203
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 801
Class number: 25588
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 901
Class number: 30834
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 801
Class number: 25685
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 901
Class number: 35873
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 801
Class number: 21015
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 801
Class number: 22579
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 701
Class number: 33388
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 702
Class number: 33932
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 801
Class number: 26615
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 402
Class number: 16995
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 701
Class number: 11713
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus