Acting & Writing


Feature Writing For Profit

Gay Edelman, former staff editor of Family Circle, McCall’s, Ladies’ Home Journal and Good Housekeeping; freelance content-provider for multiple mass-market outlets

In this highly interactive workshop-style course, find out how to write web and print stories that sell. Uncover the modus operandi for pitch letters to editors, and how to compose grabby heads and leads. Learn to format and package stories, find and approach editors, and negotiate fees and payments, as well as how to follow-up on pitches. Set and meet weekly goals, complete writing assignments, and draft and send story pitches to at least three editors. Includes a half-hour one-on-one consultation with the instructor. Limited class size. 10 SESSIONS

Tues, Sept 30-Dec 2, 2014, 7-9:30 pm
Fee and Code: $499, XBUSS 090 W

Student Testimonials

“The instructor was always supportive and creative in finding ways for me to improve. For the first time, I completed a piece and submitted it to an editor! I hope this class is offered again. I would definitely take it again.” – Helen Chibnik

“It was informative and enjoyable and gave important insight into how to get writings published in magazines. A great class all around and a knowledgeable teacher. A pleasure!” – Ryan Loughlin

“I was very happy with the course and especially Gay. She set up the class to be safe and open. She also adapted the class to our needs and wants. Loved the flexibility.” – Susan Malanga

Voice-Over Workshop

Jeffrey Dreisbach, actor, author, teacher (read more about this instructor)

Voice-overs are everywhere. From commercial to promotional videos, book reads, and narration, “heard but not seen” voice acting is the key component to making money with just your voice. Learn the best way to audition for and get voice-over gigs from a seasoned pro and successful bi-coastal professional actor/voice-over coach. In this 18-hour hands-on program, your performances will be professionally recorded, critiqued, and evaluated. Bring a blank CD to class (instructions at first class session) so that you take away a raw demo CD of all of your in-class work. Required text available for purchase in College Bookstore: Conversation Pieces Out Of The Studio, ISBN 978-145750-479-2.  Learn more. 6 SESSIONS

Wed, Oct 1-Nov 5, 2014, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $399 (plus text), XBUSS 080 W