Writing Lyrics That Succeed and Endure
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.
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.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing Lyrics That Succeed and Endure.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.