The FilmSkills Screenwriting Curriculum has been developed in partnership with Academy Award and Emmy-winning writers to guide students through the process or writing a narrative short or feature length screenplay. This complete curriculum has been grouped into:
- Story Structure
- Character Development
- The Writing Process
- Using Final Draft
- Career Skills
Our approach is driven from an industry best-practices view. By focusing on the structure of the screenplay, story-driven character development, time-tested writing practices, and what the industry expects from screenwriters, students will learn skills to help make them competitive in the field of narrative screenwriting.
About the Lessons
Every box in the curriculum outline below is a self-contained lesson, complete with a 20-30 minute long on-set video tutorial, test questions, projects and exercises, and downloadable resources to enhance the lesson.
Lessons can be mixed and matched to create a custom learning path in each class, and while the curriculum below is our recommendation as the content producers, you can select any lessons you wish when building each class, including lessons from other categories.
Download the Complete Curriculum Catalog
The catalog features complete descriptions and video durations for every FilmSkills Academic lesson. You can look up each lesson from the curriculum flow chart below for more information.