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ENG 235 - Playwriting and Screenwriting

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
A course devoted to the advanced study and writing of stage-worthy plays and/or marketable screenplays emphasizing appropriate techniques of each dramatic form and an expanded understanding of contemporary practitioners.
Competencies
  1. Understand and perform critical analysis of plays and screen-plays
    1. Identify and define advanced aspects of plays
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of how various dramatic techniques work
  2. Compose and revise plays/screen plays
    1. Write and submit two one-act plays/film shorts for class discussion
    2. Provide critical suggestions for revision of other class members’ submissions
    3. Use critical terminology in workshop discussions
    4. Revise the two plays substantially
    5. Submit the revised work to the instructor for evaluation
  3. Incorporate into written work the following elements
    1. Character defining actions, consistency and plausibility
    2. Thematic unity
    3. Visual and auditory elements which complement meaning
    4. Language: craft in dialogue
    5. Research
    6. Correctness in format
  4. Develop an awareness of local and contemporary playwrights and screen-writers
    1. Attend the performance of two local theatre/film productions
    2. Interact with production participants before and after performances
    3. Write and submit to the instructor critical responses to each performance
  5. Submit original work for possible production in various markets
    1. Research theatre and film magazines, contests, and other markets
    2. Match recently written and revised work to appropriate markets
    3. Correctly submit work to appropriate publications



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