Courses

Courses

Courses

Have you dreamed of telling your story but found yourself staring at a blank page or screen? This workshop is for budding creative writers. Explore your strengths and stumbling blocks in a nurturing environment while putting pen to page. This course encourages each student to express themselves and liberate the writer within.

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70298 8 eve Th Sep 07, 2017 1830-2130 Mette Bach $255 Main Campus (Map)

How do you write a good short story? Learn to create convincing characters, write dramatic scenes, and develop compelling plots. Through lectures, exercises, and writing several short stories, youll build confidence in your writing and gain insights into what makes short fiction succeed.

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70296 8 eve We Oct 11, 2017 1830-2130 Craig Takeuchi $260 Main Campus (Map)

Learn how to write successful advertising copy for printed media. Examples of successful campaigns and ads will be examined to determine what makes good copy good, how it works with or without visual elements, how it is developed and sold to the client, how to develop a strategic brief for each ad and campaign, and how print fits into a multimedia campaign.NOTE: This course is not part of the Advertising and Design Certificate Program

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70288 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Clare Coughlan $499 Main Campus (Map)

If you yearn to tell your stories, and have a desire to write but do not know where or how to begin, this course is for you. Aimed primarily at the beginning writer, this course will also be helpful if you are a more experienced writer looking for fresh inspiration. You will explore aspects of the creative process such as idea generation, visualization, clustering, percolating, and how to work with the inner critic. A variety of techniques and writing prompts will be used to help you access deep personal stories that form the backbone of authentic writing. Using personal narrative, discover how to tell the stories you hold within, and discover the joy of hearing your inner voice sing.

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70299 8 eve Th Oct 05, 2017 1830-2130 Regan D'Andrade $265 Main Campus (Map)

Do you want to share a secret passion or a life experience? In this workshop-oriented class learn how to tell true stories, yours or others, using the techniques of literary fiction. Course includes readings, discussions, mini lectures and in-class writing exercises. Students may also bring magazine article pitches, non-fiction contest or story submissions to class to be critiqued.

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70294 8 eve We Oct 11, 2017 1830-2130 Monica Meneghetti $265 Main Campus (Map)

Memoir is a gift you give to yourself and others. It is a deeply personal document that only you can write. Examine the questions that confront the memoirist and discover the motivations that lie behind the desire to write a memoir. Writing will be generated though a variety of writing exercises and different organizational methods will be explored.

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70297 8 eve Tu Sep 19, 2017 1830-2130 Regan D'Andrade $275 Main Campus (Map)

Effective, creative written communication is essential for success in business and everyday life. Represent yourself and your work with great writing! Learn how to write creative letters newsletter copy, web copy, press releases, blogs, and elevator pitches. Fine-tune your business and personal correspondence, break through blocks and learn to write and self-edit with clarity, succinctness and style.

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70295 8 eve Mo Sep 25, 2017 1830-2130 Clare Coughlan $259 Main Campus (Map)

Solo shows are about telling a story, exploring an idea, or both. There can be plenty of laughs along the way, but the laughs support the story or theme. This course will familiarize students with the variety of ways a solo performer can engage an audience, and generate solo material. Many people have a strong impulse to reach an audience, but their material and talent doesnt fit within the joke-joke-joke structure of stand-up comedy. Solo shows offer a broad range of possibilities to explore the stories and ideas people can craft into something fit for the stage. Students will learn about the different styles of solo performance - monologues, clown, characters, and others - as theyve been developed by professionals.

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This course is not offered at this time. Please email lsifko@langara.ca for details.

This intensive screenwriting course is a great opportunity for beginning screenwriters to gain knowledge in how full-length feature film screenplays are written and structured. You are guided through the process and learn about three-act structure, character development, theme, subplots, genre, and much more.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

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70123 8 eve Th Sep 14, 2017 1900-2200 Paul Jensen $330 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

This intermediate course continues where Writing for Feature Film Script left off. You are guided through dialogue, visual storytelling, subtext, archetypal endings and much more. Through lectures, assignments and extensive in-class feedback, you will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of writing for movies, thereby elevating your skills as a screenwriter to the next level.

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70122 7 eve Mo Oct 16, 2017 1900-2200 Paul Jensen $355 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Do you want to be a working writer? Are you already a writer and looking for mentorship? In this intensive writers lab, you will be mentored by an award-winning author and screenwriter. Hone your craft, deepen your knowledge and progress in your writing. If you already have a basic understanding of the craft of creative writing, this is the class for you. This is your opportunity to work closely with an established writer on a novel, short story or creative non-fiction. If you are prepared to work hard in class and assignments, youll be amazed at how much writing you will get done on your project during this course.

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70300 10 eve Th Sep 28, 2017 1830-2130 Karen Tulchinsky $450 Main Campus (Map)