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FIDE 102 Design Analysis in Screenwriting

3 credits 45.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

This course teaches students to analyze screenplays from the perspective of various designers, including Art Directors, and Set, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers. Students will examine the techniques and methods designers have employed historically to assess the creative art and production design opportunities afforded by film scripts. Students will study how production designers have interpreted screenplays over time and will compare movie remakes to identify the underpinnings for the practical and conceptual choices production designers have made. Screenings, readings, script analyses, discussions, writing assignments and examination of primary production design materials (notes, sketches, storyboards) will provide a critical framework for students to understand the aesthetic, technical, historical, and theoretical issues that arise when designers and filmmakers interpret and realize scripts.

Registration priority for Film Design & Production majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.