May 29, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 3765 - Writing for Film and Video


3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester.

Writing for Film and Video is a writing intensive course that builds on the foundation of dramatic narrative film writing and narrative theory covered in COMM 3506 - Pre-Production Planning for Film and Video . Students are instructed in narrative and character development, as well as, the art of cinematic dialog and proper writing technique. Emphasis is on creative and compelling storytelling, as well as, developing the strategies and discipline for long form narrative. Additionally, the course covers marketing, sales strategies, legal issues and copyright including registration with the WGA (Writers Guild of America).

Note: May only be used as a specialized Elective or Jr/Sr Writing Requirement. Prerequisite(s): COMM 3520 , COMM 3521  or COMM 3710 .



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