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.


  • Online registration closes at 6 p.m. one day before the start of the class, unless noted on individual sections.
  • Late registration is welcome! Please contact SMU CAPE at 214-768-2273 for assistance.
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Section Title
Screenwriting Workshop Level I
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $375.00
Section Notes
Textbooks are not included in the cost of the course.
Textbooks can be purchased online or at a bookstore of your choice.


Section Materials
  • Textbook (Mandatory) The Tools of Screenwriting: A Writer's Guide to the Craft and Elements of a Screenplay by David Howard and Edward Mabley © 1995 St. Martin's Griffin ISBN 0312119089
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