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Adjunct Teaching Resume

Resume posted by kencosby in Education.
Desired salary: $25,000.00
Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'.
Location: Inglewood California, United States

professorcosby@gmail.com
Mobile:
323-326-2042

Summary

An accomplished, dedicated, and passionate instructor with 17 years experience at two of the most prestigious college dramatic writing programs in the United States. Highly qualified with outstanding verbal and communication skills with an excellent record of achievement with undergraduate, graduate and ESL/ESOL. An enthusiastic and energetic personal approach towards the class fosters a unique mix of creativity and understanding with a strong emphasis on individual and visual story telling techniques. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) with advanced Photoshop skills and strong knowledge in most video digital editing programs.

Specialties

  • Acting,
  • Directing,
  • Lighting Design,
  • Playwriting,
  • public speaking,
  • Screenwriting,
  • Standup Comedy,
  • Teaching

Skills

  • Screenwriting (17 years)
  • Playwriting (17 years)
  • Photoshop (15 years)
  • MS Office (15 years)
  • Graphic Design (15 years)
  • Lighting Design (20 years)
  • Acting (20 years)
  • Data Entry (13 years)
  • ESL (3 years)
  • Administrative (12 years)
  • Mac & PC proficient (17 years)

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Tisch School of the Arts – Masters of Fine Arts (Dramatic Writing)
New York, NY

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Tisch School of the Arts – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film/Television Production)
New York, NY

HOWARD UNIVERSITY
Fine Arts Department – Acting/Communications
Washington D.C.

Experience

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Jan. 1996 – Present
Los Angeles, CA
Adjunct Professor – Screenwriting

By using the personal experiences, of both the professor and the students, developed classes that are able to achieve stronger visual story telling tools with a focus on character development. Through creative lesson planning, designed a curriculum that adheres to the requirements of the Writing Division while still providing individual attention that benefits undergraduates, graduates, and ESL/ESOL students. By applying my professional experiences as a writer and former administrative assistant for talent agencies and managers into the classroom, the students profit from a current and realistic view of the entertainment industry without losing the importance of how to implement their own personal stories, through strong characters development and classic cinematic story structure.

SKETCHWORTH SKETCH COMEDY WORSHOP May 2013 – Aug. 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Sketch Writing Instructor

Through Towne Street Theatre, LA’s Premiere African-American Theatre Company, developed a 10-week curriculum that focused on the discipline of writing and performing sketch comedy productions. With the use of Towne Street Company members, many of whom have never written sketch comedy before, created a positive workshop environment, which established the fundamentals of writing and performing sketch comedy that spanned from vaudeville to modern day comedy. Within the 10-week course, the students created comedic monologues, black out sketches, and multi-character sketches that were performed in a showcase performance at Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACADEMY June 2012 – March 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Acting Instructor

By utilizing the physical and emotional skills presented by the International and American students at the International Dance Academy, developed a course curriculum in the fundamental acting techniques focused on the audition process. With the use of performance-based classes, the students presented scenes, monologues, and personal slates designed to both enforce and display the students understanding of the difference between auditioning as a dancer versus auditioning as an actor. By using produced and original material, the students learned how to break down text, discover the emotional context and display their understanding in mock class auditions.

1-ON-1 LEARNING WITH LAPTOPS Nov. 2011 – May 2012
Los Angeles, CA
Private Tutor – Language Arts and Mathematics

Specializing in creating individualized, on-line curriculums for students K-12 in Language Arts and K-7 in Mathematics who qualified for the 1-on-1 Learning With Laptops Program as part of The No Child Left Behind Act. With the use of the company provided laptop to develop specific curriculums based on the results of the students LAUSD standardized achievement tests, allows for a combination of parental and student involvement in order to create maximum achievement. By using creative lesson planning as well as developing unique and individualized learning strategies through technology integration to implement during the tutoring sessions resulted in an average 40% increase in the students standardized LAUSD testing scores, which includes ESL/ESOL and special needs students.

AUDIENCE, INC. Nov. 1995 – Dec. 1995
Red Oak, GA – Winter Camp
Acting Instructor

By using different acting and improvisational techniques, developed a curriculum focused on the discipline of acting for the stage. The objective of the course was to create a solid understanding of the fundamentals of acting including emotional intent, reading and analyzing text, and performance skills such as projection, annunciation, understanding stage directions, and using the body properly through movement and breathing.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY May 1995- Aug. 1995
New York, NY
Adjunct Professor – Writing for Television

Developed a course curriculum for Tisch School of the Arts, Dramatic Writing Program’s Summer Session with a focus on all forms of broadcast television writing. Performed highly effective lectures for students of diverse backgrounds and ages. Applied practical knowledge of writing for Network television from personal experience as a writer at NBC. Encouraged students to develop a “character first” perspective while still adhering to television story structure. Moderated critiques of produced television shows from both a written and visual perspective and facilitated individual and group tutorials during office hours before and after class. By creating a safe and friendly environment for the discussion of creative ideas, the class was able to provide a wide range of understanding and achievement in regards to the craft of writing for television.

HOWARD UNIVERISTY CHILDREN’S THEATRE May 1990 – Aug. 1990
Washington, DC
Film and Video Instructor

Created a curriculum for inner city youths between the ages of 10 to 16 in the Washington DC area. The focus of the course was to develop the fundamentals of film and television production in the disciplines of developing script ideas, writing scripts, casting, directing, producing, and editing short films created by the students. The course was designed as a workshop where the students, under the guidance of the instructors, performed all aspects of production.

Groups & Associations

  • SAG-AFTRA

 

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