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Screenwriting

$500

Spring 2022

Monday, January 24, 2022 – Friday, May 13, 2022

Lesley Tye

Interlochen Arts Academy

Prerequisites

None

Credit

Honors or Upper

Everyone should read a screenplay at least once! In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling, both through analytical study and through 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 of the practicalities of screenwriting as a profession, including the art of pitching stories.

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Credit

Honors, Upper