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The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach Screenwriting Workshop within the Film & Media program. The course will be taught at The JHU MICA Film Center beginning January 24th for 15 weeks. Candidates with teaching experience and those with experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds are of particular interest.
Screenwriting Workshop Course Description
This will be an intensive writing class that will go from basic film idea through the development of a three act outline to the completion of a full first draft screenplay. Each student is required to come to the first class with one or two ideas for a completely new screenplay. The focus of the class will be the structure of the feature screenplay as a function of thematic coherence--the structure of the film is determined by what the story means. We will analyze films by act, sequence, and scene to understand dramatic action as a tension between different possible outcomes. There will be five weekend intensive workshop sessions, divided between Friday evening and Saturday that will include some lecture components, some viewing and discussion of films, and reading and discussion of student work. Between the weekend workshops there will be weekly writing assignments and individual Internet or telephone conferences. A completed first draft screenplay will be a requirement for completion of the class.
An advanced degree in writing or filmmaking or in another relevant field, with a master's degree at minimum
Significant professional work experience within the Film & TV business
1-3 years of graduate level teaching experience
Optioned or Produced screenplays.
The position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must submit the following:
Teaching evaluations for two of your most recently taught courses [if applicant has teaching experience].
References upon request
The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.
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