CINE 72 Nonfiction Scriptwriting (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introductory course that offers essential skills in writing a professional nonfiction script. Attention to research methods supporting content development, interviewing techniques, story structure, script format, and cinematic grammar are emphasized. Historical nonfiction films and their influence on current work will also be explored.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Examine how early nonfiction cinema developed and influenced content development, story structure, and cinematic grammar of today's nonfiction film
- Outcome 2: Assess a nonfiction story idea and evaluate essential components required to research and structure the idea to reach a targeted audience
- Outcome 3: Organize, appraise and interpret a range of researched materials and interviews, and integrate these into a professionally formatted nonfiction script
- Outcome 4: Analyze and criticize diverse nonfiction script styles, with specific attention to content development, story structure, and cinematic grammar.