Course Description

Transform the ideas and words in your head into a screenplay for the big (or small) screen. Learn how to write for film and television with an award-winning industry veteran. In this course, gain strategies to create successful plot structure, memorable characters, and powerful dialogue as well as insights about format and stylistic considerations to make when script writing for various platforms. Join us to develop your unique story ideas into scripts and discover the key ingredients for great screenplays.


  • Register early to secure your spot, using the SMU CAPE Student Portal. Please be aware that insufficient enrollment may cause course cancellation.
  • If you need registration assistance or would like to enroll after online registration has closed, please call 214-768-2273 or contact smuthink@smu.edu.



"Very welcoming ambiance to express ideas, questions and concerns in pursuing a career in Screenwriting. Great job, Rex!!" ~ Nancy G.
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