Writing the Moving Image: Crafting Visual Stories|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Writing Certificate|
Designed for first-year students, this course is an introduction to some of the core fundamentals of visual storytelling. How do characters' emotional worlds guide their actions? How are characters informed by and created by the places they inhabit? How is a scene the building block, as well as a microcosm, for a film as a whole? Through close study and analysis of a wide variety of short and feature-length coming of age films, weekly writing assignments, and in-class writing workshop sessions, students will explore the power and possibilities of story craft and learn how to create compelling short film narratives. Students should expect to spend several hours per week outside of class time reading, writing, and watching films, including six Monday evening screenings. Over the course of the semester students will present works in progress, participate in constructive critical discussions, and develop a portfolio of original writing.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings provided by instructor via course Moodle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly writing assignments, In-class writing workshops of works in progress, submission of final portfolio
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is designed for first year students only.
You must submit a POI request in order to be considered for this course:
Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.
Interested students should email Professor Shepard ASAP during pre-registration with a paragraph about your academic interest, why you want to enroll in this course and your prior experience, if any, with creative writing. No experience is required but a strong interest in working hard on your writing will be necessary. Contact email@example.com.
|Instructor(s): Shepard,Sadia Quraeshi Times: .M.W... 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 35
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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