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.

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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 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 CD; 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 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Friday, Saturday
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood , Field Trip
Instructor: Anika Paris
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Fee:
$699.00
41 days left. Enroll by Sep 28, 2019
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Notes

No meeting November 30, 2019.

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 11, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Sep 28, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Oct 5, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Oct 12, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Oct 19, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Oct 26, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Nov 2, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Nov 9, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Nov 16, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Nov 23, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Discussion
Sat Dec 7, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Off-Site
Fri Dec 13, 2019
7:00PM - 9:15PM
Field Trip
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