Writing Lyrics That Succeed and Endure

MUSC X 404.1
Discover how to craft meaningful and powerful lyrics using analyses of student assignments, works-in-progress, and the experience of writing on deadline, rewriting, and collaboration.
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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Lectures, discussions, and guest speakers expand on the craft of lyric writing
  • Explore the process of lyric writing, overcoming stumbling blocks, and developing a person style
  • Learn what is valued in a lyric from studying great songs
  • Delve into opportunities for lyricists in film, theater, animation, and more

About this course:

The goal of this workshop is to enable you to raise your own standards--reaching further, writing better. Lectures, discussions with guest professionals, and analysis of student assignments and works-in-progress, give you experience in the practices of the profession, including writing on assignment and deadline, rewriting, and collaboration. Topics include what is valued in a lyric; reviewing the great songs; expanding one's horizons; the craft of lyric writing; overcoming stumbling blocks; developing a personal style; collaboration; handling rejection; the new marketplace; new opportunities in film, theater, and animation; and artistic objectives: writing lyrics that make a difference, writing lyrics to be proud of, and creating works that survive in an age of disposable product.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing Lyrics That Succeed and Endure.

Prior experience writing lyrics.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Marty Panzer
364447
Fee:
$699.00
29 days left. Enroll by Jan 10, 2019
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Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jan 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Jan 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Jan 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Jan 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Feb 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Feb 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Feb 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Feb 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Mar 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Mar 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178
Lecture
Thu Mar 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Franz Hall 1178

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