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New York Film Academy Screenwriting

Hands-on Intensive 12-Week Evening Comic Book Writing Workshop

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Hands-on Intensive 12-Week Evening Comic Book Writing Workshop

OVERVIEW

For generations, sequential storytelling in America was the domain of the costumed superhero, but with the expanding field of Japanese manga and a wide array of publishers selling graphic novels of all genres, the field is now wide open. This once a week evening class provides a complete introduction to the medium and to the craft of writing stories for comics in all their many forms. Students will learn the various styles of formatting and story structure as well as how to tell a story visually and pace it. They will develop their project in class from pitch to proposal and from outline to breakdown to completed script.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
The Evening Comic Book Writing Certificate Workshop provides the students with an intensive and focused workshop and classroom environment which provides a solid structure for writing and meeting deadlines, and where they can learn the craft of writing by focusing on concepts such as format, visual storytelling, story, structure, character, conflict, and dialogue. Students will work on a group project together to explore these concepts, then write their own projects to put these lessons to work. Their work will be read between classes, and workshopped in class.

PREPARATION
Students do not need any previous writing experience to sign up for this course, but a familiarity with the formats (comic books, manga, graphic novels, or web comics) as a reader is always helpful.br />
TOPICS
Students will gain knowledge of and hands-on experience with comic book writing, the process of revision, writing for the various formats (comic books, manga, web comics, and graphic novels), breaking down work before scripting it, and the different styles of comic scripts. The class will meet once a week, in the evening.

COURSE GOALS
The Evening Comic Book Writing Workshop requires that each student develop a proposal for an original comic book series, web comic, graphic novel, or manga series. They will also write the first issue, chapter, or batch of pages for that project.

EQUIPMENT
You will need a computer capable of running basic word processing software, as well as access to comic books for reading and familiarizing yourself with the medium. This may require a local comic book store, or a comic-reading app or subscription to comic book or webcomic websites.





Dates & Tuition

Fees

Tuition: $1,810 (USD)



Location & Available Dates

For Los Angeles:
Sep 19, 2022 - Dec 10, 2022
Mar 6, 2023 - May 27, 2023
Jun 5, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
Sep 11, 2023 - Dec 2, 2023



Please note: Dates and Tuition are subject to change
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