Course description

With technological breakthroughs bringing the cost of making and distributing movies down to almost nothing, there is an ever-increasing demand for great scripts and for people who can write them. Learn the fundamentals of stories—why audiences need them, what they expect from them, and what kinds of stories work time after time. Discover how to create characters audiences connect with and how to write dialogue that will bring them to life. Explore an inside look into the business of selling your script and building your career as a writer.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

ed2go courses


These 6-week online courses are designed for working professionals and those seeking personal advancement. From the start date, students have access to their courses 24/7. There are no live lectures or specific days and times students must be logged in. Each Wednesday and Friday, the instructor releases a lesson, for a total of 12. There is a 2-week period at the end of the course to complete the final exam.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery