Michael Raicht

Adjunct Instructor


Contact

309 Marano Campus Center
315.312.2601

Office hours

SPRING 2019
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:15 - 11:15
or by appointment

Classes taught

SPRING 2019 COURSES

CRW 210/830 MWF 9:10-10:05 223 Marano CC
CRW 395/810 MWF 11:30-12:25 208 Marano CC
CRW 330/810
CSS 395/810
ENG 395/800
MWF 1:50-2:45 306 Marano CC

CRW 201 SCREENWRITING: INTRODUCTORY-This introductory course explores the screenwriting genre as it applies to a visual medium.  Students will engage in writing exercises to learn the elements of story, character development, structure, scene study and dialogue.  Students will also analyze professional screenplays, learn to pitch and write their own short film script.  No prerequisite.

CRW 395 SPECIAL TOPICS: EPISODIC DIGITAL STORYTELLING-The writing room is the place where stories are conceived, broken down, rewritten and improved upon. Whether it is for your favorite sitcom, drama, digital comic book series or late night TV show, teams of writers work together to deliver every great kiss, gory death scene and laugh out loud one liner. This class will focus on not only fostering that sense of cooperation, but it will also work to build your comfort in structuring and pacing long form storytelling. Students will work in storytelling teams, getting a chance to not only be a cog in the writing machine, but also the lead showrunner making the decision on what makes the final cut.

CRW 330 FORM/THEORY GENRE: GRAPHIC NOVEL
CSS 395 SPECIAL TOPICS: GRAPHIC NOVEL
ENG 395 SPECIALIZED STUDIES: GRAPHIC NOVEL
This class will explore the Graphic Novel's place in the ever evolving American entertainment landscape. We will not only discuss this art form's ability to communicate stories of the most personal nature, but also as a launching point of entertainment franchises which inspire millions. Whether it is a story of high flying superheroes saving the world, a young girl's memoir detailing the loss of her father, or a frightening exploration of Gothic horror, we will discover all of these tales begin with a writer and artist working together to create new and exciting worlds of their own. Our readings will span multiple genres and attempt to expose students to the wide variety of storytelling possibilities the graphic novel presents.