Course Description

In this workshop, you will build on the fundamentals introduced in Screenwriting I and will further develop your screenplay; you'll proceed from idea to outline to pitch and will write the first act (approximately 30 pages) over the course of this class. We also will discuss other essential components of screenplay development: generating the logline for your story; composing its beat sheet; and devising its three-act structure.


Screenwriting Workshop, Level I or instructor approval.


  • 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.


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