Brad Riddell is an assistant professor in
The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University in Chicago, where he teaches screenwriting and film studies to undergrads and MFA students. He also writes a monthly screenwriting column for Script Magazine entitled Back to the Chalkboard.
His teaching career began as an adjunct professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2005, and over the next six years he taught core-curriculum MFA and BFA courses to the school’s screenwriting students, while serving on curriculum, admission and thesis committees in the Writing Division. After USC and before DePaul, Brad spent one fabulous year teaching screenwriting and film studies at SUNY Oswego in upstate New York.
One of Brad’s teaching exercises (Notecard R&D) was published in the craft book Now Write! Screenwriting a little while back. It’s a great collection. You should get it. He’s on page twelve. Check out this little video on my teaching philosophy!