Writing the Film Musical

Course Number
SW-461
Description

The course allows students to study the screenplays and songwriting of a variety of film musicals from the beginning of the genre to the present. In addition to focusing on the writing of the musical film, the manner in which song assists in telling the story will be of particular interest. Working in groups, screenwriting students from Emerson will complete an outline and first act of an original screenplay, and composer/lyricist students from Berklee will write the songs that will help tell that story. The semester will culminate in a staged reading—with music—performed by acting/musical theater students from both Berklee and Emerson.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
SW-345
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Semesters Offered
Fall
Location
Boston
Department
SONG
Course Chair
Rodney Alejandro
Taught By
Courses may not be offered at the listed locations or taught by the listed faculty for every semester. Consult my.berklee.edu to find course information for a specific semester.

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