NMDS

5423

Creative Screenwriting

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Creative Screenwriting

Fall 2019

Taught By: Olubusola Ajayi

Section: A

CRN: 3311

Credits: 3

The fundamental structures and archetypes of "story" are evolving for some time now, and the "tools" of storytelling are changing too: for one thing more and more platforms are added to the equation, which allow for a new form of fractured and multi-perspectival narrative, while story becomes less of a text and more of an experience. The sharing of stories and characters in transmedia or interactive storytelling, the first-person involvement of online gaming, is blurring the line even more, not just between story and play, but also between storyteller and audience, illusion and reality, fact and fiction. Through a number of exercises specifically catered to the writing for different such platforms, students learn how to find the right form and structure for each part of the storytelling, and how to treat each part as its own separate story while not losing focus of the big picture. In this course storytelling is treated like something alive and evolving, optimizing thematic richness, emotional depth, and narrative rhythm, but which also allows for interaction, audience participation and collaborative storytelling. The course will focus on concrete examples, which will be largely researched by the students to make them able to navigate the new platforms, and will at the same time aim at the creation of the design of a collaborative project, which will include multiple platforms and interactive elements.

Pre-Requisite: Media Design (NMDS 5008) or instructor permission. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:25pm 6/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 600

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019

Creative Screenwriting

Spring 2019

Taught By: Marya Cohn

Section: A

CRN: 7074

Credits: 3

The fundamental structures and archetypes of "story" are evolving for some time now, and the "tools" of storytelling are changing too: for one thing more and more platforms are added to the equation, which allow for a new form of fractured and multi-perspectival narrative, while story becomes less of a text and more of an experience. The sharing of stories and characters in transmedia or interactive storytelling, the first-person involvement of online gaming, is blurring the line even more, not just between story and play, but also between storyteller and audience, illusion and reality, fact and fiction. Through a number of exercises specifically catered to the writing for different such platforms, students learn how to find the right form and structure for each part of the storytelling, and how to treat each part as its own separate story while not losing focus of the big picture. In this course storytelling is treated like something alive and evolving, optimizing thematic richness, emotional depth, and narrative rhythm, but which also allows for interaction, audience participation and collaborative storytelling. The course will focus on concrete examples, which will be largely researched by the students to make them able to navigate the new platforms, and will at the same time aim at the creation of the design of a collaborative project, which will include multiple platforms and interactive elements.

Pre-Requisite: Media Design (NMDS 5008) or instructor permission. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:25pm 6/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 603

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019