Advanced Writing for Documentary Film (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

(FM) This course emphasizes writing for documentary film, through all phases and for a wide range of documentary genres and styles. Students examine case studies, screen and discuss films, and explore the writing process from idea to treatment, from shooting script to final script. A series of shorter assignments culminates in each student writing a half-hour original documentary script. Guest speakers share their experience with the class. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: COMM-325, COMM-337, COMM-382/682, COMM-385, or LIT-402.