WRIT 420: Film Writing & Production Workshop

Writing 420 is a unique, skills-based, hands-on interdisciplinary capstone course that involves Writing students (story editors, writers, crew, editors), Theatre students (actors, production design, wardrobe, crew) and Music students (sound recording, boom, score & composition, music production, sound design and mix) in the creation of short film works. Crew are mentored by Maureen Bradley, Daniel Hogg and various industry professionals. Each student works in one or more key crew positions and gains valuable on-set professional experience.

Previous iterations of Writing 420 resulted in:

  • Leo Award Winning Web Series Freshman’s Wharf

  • Short Film, Stuck, which premiered at the Whistler Film Festival

  • Short Film, ‘Til Death, screening at Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. ‘Til Death has screened at numerous festivals and is racking up awards and nominations, including a Leo nomination.

  • Industry jobs: a number of students from have been employed in the industry after graduation.


Calendar Description:

An advanced workshop in narrative film writing and the techniques of film production. Focuses on script analysis, screen-directing technique and film production.


Course#: WRIT 420
Units: 1.5

Prerequisites: WRIT 320.


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