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Screenwriting Online

Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types...drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told with emotional verve and visual imagery we never forget.
 
A movie isn’t great unless it starts with a great blueprint—the screenplay. Here you will learn to write a script that is cinematic, as well as dramatic-writing craft and how to market your work. 
 
Whether you seek to write shorts or features, Hollywood glamor or indie grit, we’ll show you to write screenplays that light up the screen.


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Level I
Screenwriting | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of screenwriting. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Begin a feature-length screenplay
  • Lectures on basics of screenwriting craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Screenwriting I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

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(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 6 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class
Feb 3 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Level II
Screenwriting | 10-week Workshop
 
Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of a saleable screenplay. Writers often repeat Screenwriting II to continue their projects.
  • Work toward completion of a feature-length screenplay
  • Lectures and exercises that expand on basics of screenwriting craft
  • Engage in rewriting
  • Present work for in-depth critique (two times)

Gotham actually has two separate programs for Screenwriting II. They complement each other, and many students take both programs, but it makes no difference which one is taken first. If you take one program, then enroll again for Screenwriting II, Gotham will make sure you are placed in the other program

Prerequisite: Screenwriting I or the equivalent.

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Which level is right for you? How to Choose a Level

(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 14 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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