Workshops (Online): Interactive Script Writing for Film, Theatre and Television

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Workshops (Online): Interactive Script Writing for Film, Theatre and Television

Wilfred Laurier University Continuing Studies presents Interactive Script Writing for Film, Theatre and Television.

This web-based course will introduce you to the craft of writing scripts for film, television and the theatre.

When you enroll you will be given a password that unlocks the entrance to the first level of writing challenges. Every step along the way you will submit writing assignments for feedback. Your fee purchases a set number of feedback opportunities, and you set the pace for your submissions.

You are free to select from among a variety of pathways and approaches. You might choose to move quickly through the guided steps for an overview, or you might undertake a series of challenges designed to improve competence in a single facet of script writing. You will have six months from your first login to complete the course. Access to the course will be available October 24, 2011; your first login must occur by November 21, 2011.

Successful completion of each level opens the doorway to the next set of challenges. Returning students receive a password to the level achieved.

This course has been designed by and will be administered by Dr. Leslie O’Dell; feedback will be provided by Dr. O’Dell or by freelance professional writers under her supervision.

Leslie O’Dell is an associate professor of English and theatre at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she teaches acting, directing, play writing, and dramatic literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels and acting for singers for Laurier’s Faculty of Music. She received her Honours BA in Drama from Queen’s University and her MA and PhD from the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama at the University of Toronto.

Leslie is a veteran text consultant at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival and has worked with such directors as Richard Monette, Marti Maraden, David William, Richard Rose, Bernard Hopkins, Robin Philips, Michael Langham, Brian Bedford, Douglas Campbell and Joe Dowling.

Please note: you will require a computer and Internet access to participate in this course as it is delivered completely online.

Course Information:

Start Date: October 24, 2011
Time: Whenever is best for you!
Where: From the comfort of home (online)
Cost: $135 (includes HST)
Instructor: Dr. Leslie O’Dell, Wilfrid Laurier University

For details on how to submit your registration, please refer to the Registration Form, or visit the Registration section of the University’s website. Phone 519-884-0710 ext. 6036 or email [email protected] if you require additional information.

Withdrawal Policy:
Notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to the Office of Continuing Studies.
A full tuition refund, less $20, will be issued when notice of withdrawal is received up to two weeks prior to the start of the first session (i.e. October 24, 2011).
A full tuition refund, less 25 per cent, will be issued when withdrawal notice is received after two weeks prior to start of the first session and prior to the second week of the course offering.
After the first week of the course offering, no refunds will be issued.
Please note that no refund of any sort will be given if the university is closed for any reason during your course.

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