Affiliated (Part-Time) Faculty: Writing for Television
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Emerson College's Los Angeles Center (ELA) currently has two course openings for the Fall 2021 semester and seeks part-time affiliated faculty to teach in-person writing workshop classes in 1) television pilot writing and 2) prime-time or streaming drama.
Ideal candidates will have experience teaching at the undergraduate level, significant professional experience and achievement in writing for television, and an appropriate advanced degree in hand (preferred).
Affiliated faculty at ELA work under the supervision of the Academic Director and in consultation with the chairs and senior faculty at the appropriate academic department at Emerson's Boston campus. The appointment begins Sep. 1, 2021. The course meets once weekly for 14 weeks.
Courses are listed below:VM423-LX1 / WR317-LX1 Topics in Television Writing / Topics in Creative Writing: Writing Television PilotsMondays, 2pm-5:45pm
Examines how to create a television series, including developing an original premise, and writing convincing, multi-dimensional characters, and intriguing, character-specific dialogue. Students write an entire television pilot script to be workshopped in class, along with a pilot package that includes a logline, series synopsis and a 13-week episode guide with character and story arcs.VM329-LX1 / WR317-LX2 Topics in Television Writing / Topics in Creative Writing: The Streaming DramaTuesdays, 10am-1:45pm
Examines writing for the emergent sub-genre of the streaming television drama on such platforms as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ among others. Includes considerations of the history and parameters of the streaming services and existing streaming dramas, the difference between plot-driven and character-driven drama, and effective protagonists and antagonists. Students write and workshop a pilot of an original television drama series for streaming.
Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Please note, in the job application where there is the "CV/Cover Letter/ Additional Documents" drop box, you must include all of the required materials listed above. You can upload each document separate or as a combined PDF. Your application will not be complete without these documents.
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The search is active until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by August 1, 2021.
Emerson Los Angeles Center (ELA) is a residential semester away program for Emerson College and seniors. Qualified Emerson students may enroll for one semester of study at ELA and take on a full semester of internship opportunities and coursework, as well as personal and professional development workshops in the heart of Hollywood. Up to 210 students enroll in the fall and spring semesters. Students who participate in the ELA program gain valuable internship experience, build connections with other students and key players in their chosen fields, and create a footprint in the local community by participating in community service programs.
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Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 5,100 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 58 countries and all 50 states.
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Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.Diversity Statement
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