Part-Time Faculty-Writers Room (Fall 2020)
- Syracuse University
- Location: Syracuse, New York
- Category: Faculty-Education-Other Education (study Of)
- Posting Date: 08/13/2020
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Class meets Fridays 9:30-12:15
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University is seeking an individual(s) to teach TRF 400/600 ST: Writers Room during the Fall 2020 Semester. (3 credits)
Class meets Fridays 9:30-12:15.
Course Description: This is an immersive workshop-style course that covers core concepts of the craft and business of working in a writers room for both film and television. Students will collaboratively create feature film projects that satisfy the creative wants of a given producer and financier, in this case— Jeremy Garelick’s American High @ Hulu based in the Syracuse area. The experience gained and skills acquired by working creatively in a writers’ room environment will offer the student real-life experience that is applicable to both film and television. This course is an advanced study in the theory and practice of screenwriting. Topics include analysis of feature-length screenplays; adapting literary sources; the business of writing for film and television; and computer formatting of screenplays.
Qualified instructors will have a substantial background in major market film and/or television screenwriting environments. Instructor should have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the communications field.
- It is understood that teaching assignments may include the following:
- Developing a syllabus.
- Ordering in advance books and materials for students in the class to purchase on or before the first day of classes.
- Preparing for classes.
- Holding office hours each week to meet with students in the class and others.
- Grading student assignments and examinations for the course in a timely manner and turning in mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University Rules.
Ability to instruct the class on the days it is designated to meet.
Ability to hold office hours on campus.
Ability to grade all assignments and examinations.
Ability to operate standard classroom instructional technology, which may include computer, projector, document camera, etc.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.
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