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Master Course Outline
Beginning Playwriting

Course Number: DRMA 281
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 50

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introduces students to the elements, art and discipline of playwriting, by exploration of established works and creation of original one-act plays, scenes and monologues. By the course's conclusion, students will have completed a revised draft of a one-act play, and hear a scene from their plays read in a public performance. Designed as an introduction to the process of playwriting. The emphasis is on the exploration of a range of techniques and tools available to the playwright. Through the completion and discussion of a series of writing exercises the class will examine the various elements of playwriting. The way that these elements may be combined to create plays will be explored in the writing of several short plays, and ultimately, in the drafting a longer work.
Prerequisite: ENGL 097 or instructor permission. [H]

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
DRMA 281
Fall 2010
0844
Jessica Barkl
DRMA 281
Summer 2010
8005
Jessica Barkl


Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
X
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)