Introduction to Screenwriting

This course is an introduction to screenwriting for short screenplays. Through lectures, screenings, group discussions, and critiques, students will engage with the fundamentals of cinematic storytelling, such as character arcs, plot, structure, subplot, subtext, pacing, and dialogue.

As a process-oriented course, students should develop their own, 5-10 minute screenplay with the goal of completing a first draft by the end of the course. No previous screenwriting experience necessary.

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology. 


Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at canvas.ocadu.ca.

Contact continuingstudies@ocadu.ca for assistance with using your account.

Certificate Options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned.  

Contact cstudies@unbc.ca for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Location:
Online
Session:
Fall 2021

Course Requirements

Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required.

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Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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