Writing for Stage and Screen: Film Academy (2 semesters)

$385.00 (per semester)

Instructor: Jessica Weiss
UC a-g credit: Yes
NCAA: Not Eligible


Discover Movies through Literature!

Welcome to Film Academy. Through our sixteen weeks together you will fulfill your Common Core English Language Arts requirements (through selected literary texts and frequent substantial writing assignments) as well as develop your screenwriting skills, thereby creating a meaningful connection between language arts and real life. Throughout the course, you will develop your portfolio.  As you are introduced to new concepts you will revise, rewrite and edit those pieces. When all is said and done you will be ready to take on University level work in screenwriting.

Film Academy B builds upon Film Academy A’s study of the foundational aspects of storytelling by jumping into an exploration of character. Who are the great characters throughout film and what makes them so memorable? And is there a common thread that ties every hero together or is it random happenstance that makes us stay in our seats and root for our someone to get the boy or defeat Goliath or live a day over and over again? After all, The hero is the reason that the story unfolds. In fact, it’s because the hero needs to learn or understand something that there is a story at all.

Lights. Camera. Action!

UC “g” credit approved

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Semester A, Semester B

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