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Winter Term Credit Workshop Opportunities


Credit Workshops are Miami Credit programs that fall outside of the boundaries of traditional Miami classes.

Continuing Education offers credit workshops of varying lengths and credit hours on campus,
in locations throughout the country, online and globally.

Registration information


Miami Winter Writers Conference | Oxford

Conference director videoHave you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a professional writer?


Spending each day writing, thinking and talking about craft and narrative structure with like-minded individuals. 

Members of the Miami Winter Writers Conference on Miami's Oxford campus will have this opportunity. They will immerse themselves in beginning the novel or screenplay they’ve always wanted to write without the distraction of other courses or obligations.  It’s a unique experience, as unique as the first ever Miami Winter Writers Conference, the only writers conference designed for undergraduates.

The conference will consist of two overlapping intensive writing workshops:
ENG 420A (3 credits) | Intensive Novel Writing | 01/3/2014 - 1/17/2014
ENG 422 / COM 421 (3 credits) | Intensive Screenwriting Workshop | 01/10/2014 - 01/24/2014
Each two-week workshop will meet for two hours and forty minutes a day, 6 days a week and fulfill three credit hours.

Students are expected to write for several hours on a daily basis and to produce the first 25-30 pages of a novel or feature-length screenplay.  Workshops will focus on reading and analyzing the openings of novels or screenplays, and also on providing for extensive directed writing time and discussion of student work.   In addition to attending daily workshops, students will meet individually with their instructor, and attend guest lectures, screenings and readings from well-known writers and industry professionals.   Guest speakers include best-selling young adult novelist Margaret Peterson Haddix, novelist Christopher Coake, winner of the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for the best first book of fiction, and playwright and screenwriter Rajiv Joseph, who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2010.   Haddix, Coake and Joseph all hold degrees in Creative Writing from Miami University.

Most guest lectures will take place during the middle week of the three-week term.  Exceptionally motivated students might consider taking both workshops; part of what they would learn, through first-hand experience, is the substantial difference between the novel and screenplay form.  But a student considering this should be very aware that during the middle week of the conference, anyone taking both workshops would be in class nearly six hours a day!  

For more information and to register go to:


Feature Film Production | Oxford

Be part of a feature film production crew this winter!

Student CameramanAJ Rickert-Epstein will be leading this workshop as he directs a feature action film in the Oxford area. Students will serve as the primary crew on the production, which will also involve professional actors and other filmmaking professionals in key positions.

Feature Film Production | COM 499G (4 credits)
January 6-26, 2014, 12 days of shooting 9 am - 4pm

AJ Rickert-Epstein has been the Director of Photography for 16 feature films, including "The Exodus of Charlie Wright", starring Andy Garcia, Aidan Quinn, and Gina Gershon, and "We The Party", directed by Mario Van Peebles. He recently directed "Compound Fracture," due out this spring, a horror/thriller starring Tyler Mane, of Halloween fame.

An action drama involving a kidnapping and police corruption, the film will feature several professional actors and employ professional crew members from L.A. Plans are to shoot the film on a Red Epic camera, the standard digital high-end camera used on Hollywood studio films. 

Each student will be assigned a key role in the production, such as Camera Assistant, Property Master, Production Manager, Assistant Director, etc. You will learn the organizational skills required in feature filmmaking and how to apply the current technology used in Hollywood feature filmmaking in order to achieve a high level of aesthetic quality. 

Previous experience in filmmaking is not required.

For more information or to register, contact: David Sholle,


The Rhetoric of Identity in Digital Spaces (Facebook and beyond) | Online

Identity in a digital age

The Rhetoric of Identity in Digital Spaces (Facebook and beyond) | ENG 310E (3 credits)
Location: Online

This online workshop will offer students a chance to explore what it means to craft and maintain a digital identity in a digital age. We’ll talk about how employers, instructors, peers and “strangers” see us in online space, mixing theory, individual research, and practice to understand the underlying rhetoric of making oneself.

Contact: Phill Alexander,


CraftWinter | Oxford


Location: Oxford and Brazee Studios Cincinnati | ART 499/599

The CraftWinter program is designed to strengthen creativity, develop personal expression and provide a sense of community among people interested in art, design, and crafts. It is a chance to meet with others who have the same interest but who have different approaches in specific techniques and forms of expression.

Weekend Classes
- Intro to Precious Metal Clay
- Ceramics Weekend
- Copper Enameling
- Upcycled T-shirts, Art to Wear
- Intro to Glass Fusing

Weeklong Classes
- Fresco Workshop
- Book Making
- Master's Class in Advanced Glass Work
- Glass Casting - Warm & Hot
- On the Torch - Glass Bead Making

>> Learn more at the CraftWinter webpage


Music Theatre Intensive | Oxford

Performance essentials for Music Theatre

Music TheatreMusic Theatre Intensive | SCA299A (3 credits)
MTWR 10 am - 12:45 pm, 2 pm - 5:30 pm; F 10 am - 12 pm

This workshop is an introduction to performance essentials for Music Theatre, including movement, acting, and singing. The Music Theatre Intensive is an approved course for the Thematic Sequence in Music Theatre. 

Admission to the Music Theatre Intensive is open to all students, but enrolling students will be asked to perform short assessments in areas of singing, acting and movement so that the classes and the final performance can be planned prior to the first day of the workshop.

This is an opportunity to learn new or improve existing skills for Music Theatre performance.  Students will work in smaller groups and also together for a final cabaret performance.

For more informatin contact Alison Acord,, or Julia Guichard








EDP Winter Term Workshops | Hybrid, Online, Oxford

Advanced Educational Psychology

EDP 601 (3 credits)


Hybrid (web and classroom)

Jason Abbitt – - 201 McGuffey - 513-529-4146


Reading in the Content Areas I

EDP 698 (3 credits)

12/14/2013 – 2/15/2014

Hybrid (web and classroom)

Jason Abbitt – - 201 McGuffey - 513-529-4146


Instructional Methods

EDP 698 (6 credits)

12/14/2013 – 2/15/2014

Hybrid (web and classroom)

Jason Abbitt – - 201 McGuffey - 513-529-4146


Faculty-led Study Abroad and Away | Global and Domestic

Faculty led study abroad or away programsFaculty-led Study Abroad and Away

Many Miami students choose Faculty-led Study Abroad and Study Away Programs all over the world to complete major, minor and capstone requirements.

Miami faculty members teach the courses and students receive Miami University academic credit. Students will pay tuition, fees and associated program fees to Miami on a per-credit-hour basis as if they were at the Oxford campus.  

See the offerings available for winter term 2013-14 at this link.






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