Skip to content

Screenwriting

$500

Fall 2022

September 12 – December 16, 2022

Lesley Tye

Interlochen Arts Institute

Prerequisites

None

Credit

Upper or Honors

Clear

Everyone should read a screenplay at least once! In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling — through analytical study and the hands-on, creative process of writing for the screen. We will cover topics including screenplay structure and format, setting, character, theme, tone, conflict, dialogue, and subtext. Throughout, students will be encouraged to explore the tools of the filmmaker, using cinematic language to write visually. We will also introduce some practicalities of screenwriting as a profession, including the art of pitching.

Term

Subject Area

Division

Credit

Upper, Honors