Course description

In this course for film television and documentary scripts students complete or add significantly to a work in progress. The course focus is problem solving for writers with works in progress and for those who have successfully completed another fiction writing dramatic writing or film course. The course is designed to enable participants to work on specific formal issues crucial to excellence in dramatic writing such as text and subtext backstory and plot relations employing metaphor use of cinematic devices plant and pay off and avoiding cliches. Students who wish to start a new script or work in an experimental form may do so with instructor permission.


Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

  • Harvard Summer School

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