2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ENGL 214 Screenwriting 1 (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A writer’s workshop focused on outlining, structuring, formatting, and writing a screenplay to meet the standards of the American film industry for feature film. The course will cover plotting a story, developing characters, and scene creation. Students will complete a story outline (Treatment) and two acts of a feature film, or an outline of a feature length script and an entire twenty to thirty minute short.

Student Outcomes
Student Outcomes:

1.Create two acts of a well drafted screenplay, or a complete short.
2.Utilize industry standards for script writing and script formatting.
2.Demonstrate understanding of story format in their writing and peer evaluation.
3.Evaluate scripts (self and workshops).
4.Analyze screenplays (self and peers) for genre, plot, character, dialogue, and narrative pacing.
5.Revise creative work - including story treatment (outline), Acts, scenes, and pitch.
6.Develop a written and/or oral pitch of one’s creative work for theatre and film production.

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