Professional Songwriting for the Commercial Market: A Weekly Workout

MUSC X 409.8

In this workshop, songwriters seek to hone their craft through support and critique as each class is divided in two parts: the first section devoted to critiquing student compositions and the second to lectures and discourse.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
Fall
In-Person
Starting at $745.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Examine topics such as the aesthetics of contemporary songwriting and song critique
  • Learn about song styles, defining character through language, and song ideas
  • Discuss writing for a mass audience, writing with surprise and payoffs, emotional plot points, and more
  • Engage with collaboration, deconstruction, and creating real moments in songs

About this course:

This is a workshop for songwriters who are seeking to hone their craft through support and critique. Each class is divided into two parts: the first section is devoted to critiques of songs students perform live or on a recording; the second section features lectures and discussion. Topics include aesthetics of contemporary songwriting and song critique; song styles; defining character through language; writing for a mass audience; song ideas; writing the surprise and payoffs; collaboration; deconstruction, image-making, and emotional plot points; and creating real moments in songs.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Anika Paris
388521
Fee:
$745.00
In-Personformat icon
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Sep 24, 2022
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 26, 2022.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 07, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Sep 24, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Oct 1, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Oct 8, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Oct 15, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Oct 22, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Oct 29, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Nov 5, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Nov 12, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Nov 19, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Nov 26, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Dec 3, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Dec 10, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

Ready to start
your future?
By signing up, you agree to UCLA Extension’s Privacy Policy.

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning