CRWR 3200: Screenwriting

Creative Writing
Course in Creative Writing
Course Description:

Students are required to complete and revise the first 30 pages of a feature-length screenplay. In place of introductory lectures on story and cinema, an interactive presentation provides multimedia lectures that include sample text, images, and audio and video clips. In addition to two rounds of individual student workshop sessions, students have one-on-one meetings with the instructor conducted through video, audio, or text chat. The final grade is a cumulative assessment of student performance over the course of the term, factoring in all assignments, participation in discussion threads and progress made in the revision of 30 screenplay pages.

You have the option to enroll in the individual course without committing to the entire Certificate in Creative Writing, enjoying the flexibility and expertise offered by Penn LPS Online to suit your schedule and interests.

Course Credits:
1 course unit (c.u.)*
Term Format:
Accelerated 8-Week Term
2023 Term Offered
Summer 1 (accelerated): May 22 – Jul 14, 2023
2022 Term Offered:
Summer 1 (accelerated): May 23 – Jul 15, 2022
Course Block:

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.


  • Lecturer in cinema and media studies

Scott Burkhardt is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Film. His films and scripts have won awards and notice around the world. He has written for network television (NBC’s Smash) and developed projects for NBC Universal, CBS Studios and MXN Entertainment. He is currently raising funds for his first feature film, Slipstream, and is starting the festival circuit… Read more


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