Words & Images

Register for Words & Images Mini Courses on the Norris Box Office!

The Art of Public Speaking (6 weeks)

Instructor: Megan Miskiewicz

  • April 16 - May 21
  • Mondays: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $81 NU / $91 Public

In this course students will learn and practice the art of public speaking. We will study how to craft an extemporaneous speech with an equal emphasis on content and style. Each week the course will combine specific learning objectives with actual speaking practice.

Acting and Character Creation (6 weeks)

Instructor: Steven Fischer

  • Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:30PM, April 19 - June 7*
    • This Mini Course will not meet May 17 and May 24
  • Fee: $81 NU / $91 Public

This interactive course is an introduction to acting, taught by a two-time Emmy nominated filmmaker! Animation and live-action directors will use the fundamentals of acting to generate performance ideas they can use to help bring on-screen characters to life. The course will be used to help students create and build well-rounded characters for original stories they will produce in class. Characterization, delivery, timing, expression, motivation, body language, and posture will be studied through improvisation exercises, storytelling activities, observation studies, and by examining the work of master actors.

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling (6 weeks)

Instructor: Steven Fischer

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:30PM, April 17 - June 5*
    • This Mini Course will not meet May 15 and May 22
  • Fee: $81 NU / $91 Public

This course is for anyone who has an interest in expressing themselves through cartoons and those interested in cartoons as an art form. This class is about realizing your potential of becoming a cartoonist no matter your skill level. This course is intended to introduce students to the possibilities that cartooning offers as a vehicle to express and communicate effectively. Students should realize that while commercial cartooning may require certain skills and abilities, the only limitation in the art of cartoon storytelling are those self-imposed. Anyone willing to express him or herself honestly can create a legitimate comic. Our objective is to create and complete an original story with original characters.

Spoken Word Workshop (6 weeks)

Instructor: Alex Shapiro

  • Thursdays: 6:30-8:00PM, April 19 - May 24
  • Fee: $81 NU / $91 Public

In this course students will learn and practice the art of public speaking. We will study how to craft an extemporaneous speech with an equal emphasis on content and style. Each week the course will combine specific learning objectives with actual speaking practice.