Tompkins Cortland Community College

ENGL256 - Playwriting

Creative Writing Course: Students focus on critical elements of playwriting, and write a short play of at least 20 pages, which then is refined, edited, and work-shopped. Various techniques are used, including reading of dramatic texts, improvisation, scenarios, and group exploration. Emphasis is on class participation and in-class exercises. Outside work includes seeing two professional plays and writing short papers based on critical elements therein. ENGL 256 fulfills the SUNY General Education Th Arts requirement. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall semester.