An introduction to the theory and practice of writing for film, television, and emerging media. Instruction in the fundamentals of visual writing, character, plot, dialogue, and theme, as well as the integration of these elements into scenes and short scripts.
Students imagine their own movies in this course that discusses the basics of writing for the screen, both large and small. Learn professional screenplay format, proper story structure, character development, and most importantly, how to get those great ideas onto the page.
Students build the skills needed to write compelling, satisfying screenplays not just over the summer but for the rest of their lives as well.
TAUGHT BY ANDY WATTS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MEDIA ARTS, SCIENCES, AND STUDIES.
Professor Watts is a filmmaker and screenwriter. His short films have played on air in The U.S., Latin America, and Japan as well as numerous film festivals throughout the world. A number of his screenplays have been optioned and are under development. Andy has taught at Ithaca College since 2010.