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TA/ENG 128 Scriptwriting

Time: Tues. 3:00 - 5:45 pm
Location: HGH 118


Catalog Description- Writing in dramatic form: plot structure, characterization, content and theme. Analysis of plays. Exercises in writing.

The course introduces fundamental concepts and mechanics of dramatic writing. Our emphasis will be on stimulating the student's own script writing practices and abilities. Through various writing exercises and the completion of a major writing project, students will explore the components of script writing while being encouraged to develop individual approaches and voices as playwrights.

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Online Resources

Celtx (
Free all-in-one media pre-production software. Use for scriptwriting format

The Dramatists Guild (
The professional association of playwrights, composers and lyricists.

The Playwriting Seminars (

Script Development (

US Copyright Information (

Theatre Bay Area (
publishes Callboard magazine, operates Tix Bay Area (the half-price ticket booth at Union Square)

Theatre Communications Group (
The national organization for the not-for-profit American theatre. TCG publishes the monthly American Theatre magazine.

Actors Theatre of Louisville (
Kentucky’s Tony Award-winning professional theatre, home of the Humana Festival of new plays.

Writers Guild of America (
Official site of the Writers Guild of America, west. The WGAw is the union representing writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries.

The Hollywood Creative Directory (
Up-to-date, comprehensive info on executives in the film and television industry

Daily Variety(