Winter Quarter Elective


Are you the next Oliver Stone, Wes Anderson , or Sofia Coppola?

Want to be a screenwriter?

As a Winter Quarter elective, the Communications department is offering MCS 389: Topics in Production: Adapting Creative Non-Fiction. This course is not cross-listed, but it may be of interest to English majors, especially creative writers.

TTH 3:10-4:40, LOOP
Winter 2012

Course Description: 
Some of the best scripts in the world begin as real events. Creative nonfiction stories explore true-life situations using the same script techniques such as scene, dialogue and description employed by fiction. In this class you will become a scriptwriter using the truth as a beginning point.

Creative nonfiction heightens the whole concept of reality.  And it allows a writer freedom to employ the diligence of a reporter, the shifting voices and viewpoints of a novelist, the refined wordplay of a poet.  The end product will be finished scripts that can be used for television, film or stage.