Crit Inq: Episodic Theory

College of Performing Arts: Drama

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Crit Inq: Episodic Theory
Spring 2024
Taught By: Crystal Skillman
Section: A

CRN: 11698

Credits: 3

This course investigates episodic storytelling by examining works of drama, television, cinema and web series. Through a series of in-class viewings and discussions, weekly readings and critical theory, the course explores theories of how episodic structure works, how spectators engage with the form, and the various roles of episodic storytelling within social contexts. Students will learn about logistical and aesthetic challenges undertaken by storytellers in the creation of large scale, long term episodic productions. In addition to establishing the historical context and frameworks of episodic production, the course includes study of contemporary theories on reboots, sequels, remakes and spin-offs. Final projects in this class may be a written essay or a defined creative response.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Drama (DRA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 5:02am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 901
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024