Course Info

SCWR 490: Topics in Screenwriting (Formerly DC 405)

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.

This course is repeatable.

Fall 2020-2021

Topic: Children's Television
Section: 701
Class number: 16820
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: OLSYN CH000 at Online Campus

Summer I 2019-2020

Topic: Script Lab
Section: 210
Class number: 40041
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Spring 2019-2020

Topic: The John Hughes Experience
Section: 601
Class number: 30081
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Topic: American Auteurs
Section: 602
Class number: 30214
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Instructor: Gary Fox | View syllabus

Winter 2019-2020

Topic: Creating Iconic Characters
Section: 501
Class number: 25578
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: 40127
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus
Topic: Limited Series: Stranger Things
Section: 210
Class number: 40234
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Spring 2018-2019

Topic: The John Hughes Experience
Section: 601
Class number: 30374
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus
Topic: Improv to Sketch to Screen
Section: 602
Class number: 35974
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: SCITY 00201 at Off Campus

Dec Intersession 2018-2019

Topic: Pixar: Craft of Storytelling
Section: 801
Class number: 10011
Meeting time: TuWTh 5:15PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus

Winter 2018-2019

Topic: Queer Narratives
Section: 501
Class number: 25352
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Topic: Queer Narratives
Section: 510
Class number: 27806
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Fall 2018-2019

Topic: Epic Characters: The Office
Section: 701
Class number: 14741
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: 41301
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus
Topic: Crafting the Writer's Voice
Section: 210
Class number: 42267
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Topic: The John Hughes Experience
Section: 601
Class number: 34098
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: 10043
Meeting time: TuWTh 5:15PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus

Winter 2017-2018

Topic: Streaming Television
Section: 501
Class number: 20647
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 701
Class number: 12465
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: 42168
Meeting time: MW 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00209 at Loop Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Topic: Writing the Thriller
Section: 601
Class number: 33522
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus

Winter 2016-2017

Topic: Pixar: Craft of Storytelling
Section: 501
Class number: 22024
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: 33052
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Topic: Screen Adaptation
Section: 601
Class number: 32820
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Topic: Film Noir
Section: 501
Class number: 22519
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: 11521
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus