THEA 284 Spring 2013 Writing for Film, Video, and Performance (W)

Cross Listed as ARTS284
This is a writing workshop for the time-based arts. We will study the use of language in a variety of kinds of film, video, and performance-based artworks. We will study examples in avant-garde film, video art, performance art, essay films, and explore the use of language and syntax of these forms in relation to, and in contrast with, popular cultural forms. The second half of the course will focus primarily on narrative screenwriting. The main goal of this course is to identify and generate a thematic, tonal, and narrative sensibility that is specific to each student. Students will create monologues, voiceovers, screenplays and avant-garde forms, and will also write several response papers about the use of language in film, video, and performance.
Class Format: studio
Requirements/Evaluation: grades will be based on in-class writing, weekly assignments, participation in workshop discussion and critiques, and video-sketches that visually demonstrate ideas generated through writing
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Enrollment Preference: students will be asked for writing samples
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Writing Intensive
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Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3567
THEA284-01(S) STU Writing Film,Video,Perfmnce (W) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsWriting Intensive Joshua Thorson
W 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Spencer 212 3567
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