Metropolitan State University

THEA 587 : Playwriting II

A. Course Description
Prerequisites: THEA 400 Playwriting I  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
From the well-made play to theater with a social conscience, this course uses a workshop approach to further explore and challenge the playwright's "voice" through a professional process of discussion, analysis, work with a director and rewriting. Students may explore a variety of subjects and styles or expand upon projects in progress. This class may be taken as an independent study with instructor's consent. ** Note: this is a variable credit course with credit range of 2 - 4.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/24/2002 - 12/16/2006 12/17/2006 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Construct a scriptural argument expressed in spectacle, sound, movement and metaphor, which supports the playwright's vision in a theme expressive of the human condition.
  2. Understand the unique possibilities as well as the limits of writing for the live stage.
  3. Learn the process of effectively working with a dramaturg.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information