Screenwriting Grad School in 6 classes

I'm passing this along because I think it's awesome.  I went to grad school, and in this frayed zeitgeist, well, this seems like a much better idea.  Hell, in this business, it seems like a better idea.  More importantly, the best are always students of their trade.  Seems like a great experience.  So FYI:

UCLA Screenwriting Chairman Richard Walter Offers On-Campus UCLA Screenwriting Workshop – Summer Class Open to UCLA Students and Non-UCLA Students

It’s easier to win admission to the Harvard Medical School than a seat in Professor Richard Walter’s legendary screenwriting seminar at UCLA. He takes you all the way, from idea to draft to studio deal. UCLA-trained screenwriters have won two Oscars and three Oscar nominations in the past four years, and written ten movies for Steven Spielberg.

Through a special Summer Session course both non-UCLA and UCLA students can enroll for eight credits in a course with this celebrated storytelling guru.  The class is especially designed for the Summer Session and is appropriate for new writers and also for experienced writers. It is a round-table roll-up-your-sleeves-and-write seminar. There are in-class writing challenges and also analysis of in-progress script pages written by students in the class.   

The on-campus UCLA class meets in Westwood for six Monday afternoons from June 20 through July 29, 2011, 2:00 to 4:50PM. All prerequisites are waived and the class is especially designed for Summer Session ‘A’. The class, listed in the online catalog of courses as “FILM TV 135A ADV SCRNWRTNG WKSHP” (more info here) is open to UCLA students and also to students who are not enrolled at UCLA. Students receive 8 credits. To obtain more information and register, please click here.

To register, students should visit http://www.summer.ucla.edu/ and click “REGISTER”.

ps.  I know someone who went to Harvard Medical School, actually, and in addition to claiming that Scrubs is the most realistic medical TV show he's ever seen, I'm sure he'd agree that these six classes might have been better use of his time as well.  Or not.  But I'm speaking for him anyway.  Hey, dude. 

1 comment:

Josh said...

Not the first doctor I've heard say that.