Students develop critical writing skills, including a focus on developing voice. Major forms are explored, as well as focus areas on use of Point of View, character, place, and action. These major skills are explored through in-class writings and readings, as well as homework assignments that vacillate between fiction and RPG assignments. Readings are generally genre selections, including sci-fi, fantasy, horror, RPG text, and more.
Dates: Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, Jan 26, Feb 22, Mar 30, Apr 27, May 25, Jun 29, Jul 27
Jay Little (Guest Lecturer) is an award-winning game designer with 20 years in the industry who also teaches game design at University of Wisconsin. He is perhaps best known for designing the X-Wing Miniatures Game and the Star Wars Narrative Dice System. Jay has been a Guest of Honor at DragonCon and GenCon, and will teach our 11th session, the Tabletop Role Playing Game Design and Theory Seminar. You can learn more about Jay Little on his website at www.paintedthumb.com.
Tuition Cost: $99/month (12-month commitment)