UT Professional & Personal Development is offering a new non-credit course for beginning screenwriters and movie buffs who want to gain a better understanding of how films go from concept to the big screen.

“Introduction to Screenwriting Basics” (Feb. 4 – March 11) teaches the elements of visual storytelling through plot, scenes, and transitions; how to format a script; and the keys to creating believable characters and dialogue.

The course fee is $139; online registration is available.

You’ll learn to write a scene (the basic element of a screenplay) in industry-standard format and develop a strong understanding of the importance of story, conflict, and character in a script.

You’ll also have the opportunity to have your writing read and critiqued by instructor Jayne Morgan and your classmates. Morgan has more than 25 years of experience as a professional actress, writer, director, and casting director.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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