The New School: The Pilot
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: MFA Creative Writing Program
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 3888
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction
  • Media Studies
Description:
In this one-of-a-kind cooperative effort, writers fashion and manufacture a multi-media, multi-cultural, multi-indy soap operatic event. We create a fictive world, write scripts, and launch a website with text artifacts and other extras from our "show." Readings explore the political structures of the soap opera, from the epic forms of myth and religion to the bougie forms of the novel and event television. Meanwhile, our fellows in the media department, in a class of their own, toil diligently through production, shooting, and editing. Our goal: a whole season of the show. Screen credits to be determined. Writers fashion and manufacture a multi-media, multi-cultural, multi-indy soap operatic event. We create a fictive world, write scripts, and shoot the pilot of our show. Readings explore the political structures of the soap opera, from the epic forms of myth and religion to the bougie forms of the novel and event television. In assignments and editorial board, we'll hash out the script, the locations, the cast, the production. Screen credits to be determined.
Course Open to: Degree Students