ENGL275 - Writing to be Seen: Scriptwriting for Theatre, Film, and Television
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Also offered as: ARHU275. Credit only granted for: ENGL278D, ENGL275, ARHU319B, or ARHU275. Formerly: ENGL278D; ARHU319B.

Introduction to theory and practice of scriptwriting with opportunity to read, view, evaluate, write, and revise texts meant to be performed for spectators. Practice writing for the stage, film and television, with emphasis on critical reading of textual and visual literary models. Theory and scholarship teaching opportunities and advantages of each format. Application of scholarship to analysis and critique of plays and texts successful across two different formats. Examination of selected scripts, performances, and film and television clips as models for students' own creative work. Frequent writing exercises and use of workshop format.

Writing to be Seen offers students an introduction to the theory and practice of scriptwriting with the opportunity to read, view, evaluate, write, and revise texts meant to be performed for spectators.  Students will practice writing for film, television and the stage, with an emphasis on the critical reading of textual/visual literary models.  We will  examine selected scripts, performances, and several film and television clips as models for students’ own creative work.  Throughout the course, students will prepare frequent writing exercises and will share and provide feedback for each other’s scripts in a workshop format.  
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Also offered as: ARHU275.  Credit only granted for: ENGL278D, ENGL275, ARHU319B, or ARHU275. Formerly: ENGL278D; ARHU319B.