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Theater Arts Department, Brandeis University

THA 71a: Playwriting

Online Class

Do you want to be a Playwright or Screenwriter? 

Do you have a story to tell?

This summer students will have the opportunity to write a One-Act Play or Short Film in our Online THA 71a Playwriting workshop.

You will learn how to write compelling action, three-dimensional characters, engaging dialogue, and use the power of myth (think Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones) to create stories that grab the audience’s attention.

As models for writing, members interested in writing for the stage will look at 1-2 plays by such dramatists as Pinter, Albee, Mamet, Anna Deavere Smith, or Tony Kushner.

Those interested in writing for the screen will look at short films or 1-2 films by such directors as Scorsese, the Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, David Lynch, or Iñárritu,

However, the focus will be on students’ original work. 

Click here more information about the course and a link to the course syllabus.

Your instructor will be Joseph A. Coroniti, PhD, Professor, Drama & Film, email: coroniti@brandeis.edu

2017 JBS Programs have been announced!


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The Summer 2017 JBS Programs have been announced

The 2017 Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) programs have been announced!

The JBS programs are engaging, immersive academic programs in which small groups of students explore a topic in depth while working closely with faculty.  In addition to a strong, connected classroom component, students participate in field trips, innovative project work, and engage with guest speakers. Students earn 12 credits toward graduation while building their professional resume.  Most students also earn a semester of residency toward graduation (With enough credits, this allows a student to potentially graduate early – students should consult their Academic Advisor if attempting to graduate early).

Each JBS is tailored to a specific area of interest and is an immersive, hands-on learning experience. Summer 2017 programs include:

    • A “Bio-Inspired Design” JBS program where students study the natural world and then use nature’s example to create innovative products using the resources of the Brandeis MakerLab.
    • A “Psychology Research into School Bullying” JBS where students take two core PSYC classes (Statistics and Research Methods) while learning about, and developing solutions to, the school bullying epidemic.
    • A “Health, Law, and Justice” JBS where students explore the legal, ethical, and policy issues facing American health care. Also, given the recent presidential election, students will consider “What comes next for American health care?”
    • And a “Voice, Web and Mobile Applications” JBS where Computer Science students work in teams to design their own working smartphone apps!

Look for applications for these unique summer program to open soon!

Last Call for 2015 Brandeis Summer Courses

Online registration is no longer available, however, you may still add or drop a class by emailing summerschool@brandeis.edu until Tuesday July 7th.

See more details about important upcoming dates here.

These great summer classes may still have room:

ANTH 7a – Great Discoveries in Archaeology
BIOL 14a – Genetics and Genomics
CHEM 11b-1 – General Chemistry II – Section 1
CHEM 18b-1 – General Chemistry Laboratory II – Section 1
CHEM 25b – Organic Chemistry II, Lectures
CHEM 29b – Organic Chemistry II, Laboratory
ECON 20a – Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 82b – Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 171a – Financial Economics
ENG 180a – The Modern American Short Story
HISP 32a – Intermediate Spanish: Conversation
MATH 8a – Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 10b – Techniques of Calculus (b)
MUS 35a – History of Rock
MUS 55a – Music in Film
PHYS 10b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II
PHYS 18b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II Lab
PSYC 52a – Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology
THA 15b-2 – Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication (Section 2)
THA 15b-3 – Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication (Section 3)

In addition to getting ahead with academic requirements and unique learning experiences, Brandeis Summer School students have priority access to all of the exciting summer activities on and off campus this summer. Activities include BBQs, trips into Boston, Cambridge, and Newport, ice cream socials, movie nights, and more. All of the activities are sponsored by the Summer School and are 100% free. But sign up fast, there are a limited number of spaces for some of these events.

For more information on how to join in the summer fun contact our summer activities director Alex Jacobs at amjacobs@brandeis.edu.

We hope to see you this summer!

SUMMER CLASSES ARE STILL AVAILABLE. GET THEM WHILE THEY’RE HOT! ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY

Still need plans for the summer? We’ve got you covered with great classes to help you satisfy academic requirements and strengthen your skills. The accelerated summer curriculum offers a great way to get ahead in a short amount of time. See how you can still meet university requirements in these Summer Session II courses:

CREATIVE ARTS:

FA 30b – History of Art II: From the Renaissance to the Modern Age
MUS 35a – History of Rock
MUS 55a – Music in Film

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:

HISP 32a – Intermediate Spanish: Conversation

HUMANITIES:

ENG 180a – The Modern American Short Story

QUANTITATIVE REASONING:

MATH 8a – Introduction to Probability and Statistics
PHYS 10b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II

SCIENCE:

BIOL 14a – Genetics and Genomics
BIOL 101a – Molecular Biotechnology
CHEM 11a-2 – General Chemistry I – Section 2 (Summer Ses. 2)
CHEM 11b-1 – General Chemistry II – Section 1 (Summer Ses. 2)
CHEM 25b – Organic Chemistry II, Lectures

SOCIAL SCIENCES:

ANTH 7a – Great Discoveries in Archaeology
ECON 28b – The Global Economy
ECON 82b – Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 171a – Financial Economics
SOC 117a – Sociology of Work and Gender
SOC 130a – Families and Kinship
SOC 155b – Protest, Politics, and Change: Social Movements

WRITING INTENSIVE:

PSYC 52a – Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology

These classes start July 6th but online registration ends this Friday.

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Summer Courses Start Next Week! Its not too late to Register!

Online registration for summer session I closed last Friday, however, students who missed the deadline can still add or drop a session I or online classes by emailing summerschool@brandeis.edu. The last day to drop a session I class with 100% tuition adjustment is this Friday, May 29, 2015.

Visiting students who want to enroll session I or online classes, should first create a Brandeis student record, then register for class by emailing summerschool@brandeis.edu.

Self-service registration for summer session II classes is still available until June 26, 2015. These classes begin on July 6, 2015. Here are some of the great courses you can still register for online:

ANTH 7a – Great Discoveries in Archaeology
BIOL 14a – Genetics and Genomics
BIOL 101a – Molecular Biotechnology
CHEM 11a-2 – General Chemistry I – Section 2 (Summer Ses. 2)
CHEM 11b-1 – General Chemistry II – Section 1 (Summer Ses. 2)
CHEM 18a-2 – General Chemistry Laboratory I – Section 2 (Summer Ses. 2)
CHEM 18b-1 – General Chemistry Laboratory II – Section 1 (Summer Ses. 2)
CHEM 25b – Organic Chemistry II, Lectures
CHEM 29b – Organic Chemistry II, Laboratory
ECON 20a – Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 28b – The Global Economy
ECON 82b – Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 171a – Financial Economics
ENG 180a – The Modern American Short Story
FA 30b – History of Art II: From the Renaissance to the Modern Age
HISP 32a – Intermediate Spanish: Conversation
MATH 8a – Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 10b – Techniques of Calculus (b)
MUS 35a – History of Rock
MUS 55a – Music in Film
PHYS 10b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II
PHYS 18b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II Laboratory
PSYC 52a – Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology
SOC 117a – Sociology of Work and Gender
SOC 130a – Families and Kinship
SOC 155b – Protest, Politics, and Change: Social Movements
THA 15b-2 – Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication (Section 2)
THA 15b-3 – Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication (Section 3)

Summer Session classes start next week! Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!

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