129S10 - San Jos State University TV, Radio, Film & Theatre...

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Advanced Scriptwriting, TA/RTVF 129 Spring, 2009 Page 1 of 5 San José State University ADVANCED SCRIPTWRITING RTVF 129 (#28787) TA 129 (#27170) Spring, 2010 Instructor: Dr. David Kahn Office Location: HGH 110 Telephone: (408) 924-4540 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: T/Th 12 Noon -1:30 PM; T 3:00 - 5:00 PM Class Days/Time: Thursday 3:00-5:45 PM Classroom: HGH 114 Prerequisites: Students must have completed TA 128 or RTVF 175 or another upper-division creative writing class and consent of instructor. Online Syllabus, Schedule, Resources http://www.sjsu.edu/people/david.kahn/courses/TA129/ Course Description The course will operate primarily as an exploratory writing workshop during which participants will develop and complete their own script writing project for stage, screen or other media. The first few weeks will consist of a series of exercises designed to stimulate effective and imaginative dramatic writing. Students will “pitch” project proposals and prepare contracts specifying treatment, format, and length of the final project. Much of the remaining course time will be devoted to reading of and response to project writing. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Tell meaningful stories through performance; understand how to plan, perform, produce, write and direct for stage and screen; relate performance to production. Become literate in the language of stage and narrative screen performance; know how to analyze a script. Required Texts/Readings Ball, Backwards and Forwards (ISBN: 9780809311101) Rebeck, Free Fire Zone (ISBN: 9781575252407) Additional readings, screenings, theatre performances
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Advanced Scriptwriting, TA/RTVF 129 Spring, 2009 Page 2 of 5 Recommended Texts Aristotle, Poetics Dunn and Pike, Playwright's Companion Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade Hunter, Screenwriting 434 Kahn and Breed, Scriptwork Obst, Hello, He Lied Prigge, Created by: Inside the Minds of TV's Top Show Creators McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Segar, Making a Good Script Great
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