NMDS
5423

Creative Screenwriting

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Creative Screenwriting
Spring 2023
Taught By: Marya Cohn
Section: A

CRN: 5527

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. This studio workshop 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.
Please note for the Fall 2021 semester, this course is running online synchronously. Please see day and time listed below.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:18am EST 2/6/2023

Topics Media Studies
Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 601
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023
Creative Screenwriting
Fall 2022
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)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:18am EST 2/6/2023

Topics Media Studies
Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022