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Spring 2014 Course Descriptions

English 2005  Creative Writing:  Dramatic Writing

English 2005 Section 001       CRN 31438
Creative Writing: Dramatic Writing    1100-1150 MWF

This is a workshop designed to introduce students to the art and craft of writing for film and theatre. The basic principles of dramatic structure will be taught using the primary elements of plot and character as defined by Aristotle’s Poetics, as well as elements of dialogue, thought, spectacle and song. Additionally, this class will read and discuss texts on the art of writing for performance.

Students are expected to write and revise a 20 – 30 page play and screenplay. Students will use principles learned to read and criticize their work in order to help each other during workshops. Regularly scheduled conferences with instructor will be required.

The semester will culminate in a portfolio of writing. (Group 5)