Create an original project or adapt from your own scripts in this course helping you bring your stories to scripted audio environments.
What you can learn.
- Learn how the history of radio and other media have led us to scripted audio podcasts
- Create a 15-30 minute audio series from concept to execution
- Learn how to incorporate additional audio elements like music and effects
- Understand how the rules of writing for audio differ from writing for the screen
About this course:There is something to be said for letting your ears paint the pictures. Before television, radio served as the primary mode of entertainment for audiences seeking powerful storytelling. Radio’s transition to “scripted audio” or “scripted podcasts” has opened doors for screenwriters to write, produce, and release their own content, which may in turn be picked up and adapted for film and television. All those years it was drummed into screenwriters ‘show don’t tell’. You can’t show. There is no screen! You adjust to thinking in terms of sound only. APPLAUSE!
Summer 2021 Schedule
Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.