Peter Telep

Peter Telep, M.A.

Education

  • M.A. in English from University of Central Florida

Research Interests

Writing for Video Games, Screenwriting, Fiction Writing.

Awards

Inducted into the Scroll and Quill Society at UCF (2016). “The specific focus of this society is on recognizing faculty members who have demonstrated sustained scholarly contributions (over a period of at least 10 years at UCF), and have brought positive national and/or international attention to the institution through this scholarly work.” 

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2005, 2018)
Teaching Incentive Program Award (2004, 2018)
Professional Development Awards (2008, 2015)

Activities

  • College level writing instructor with over twenty years of service
  • Teaches in all modes: face to face, mixed mode, fully online
  • New York Times bestselling author of over forty novels
  • Collaborator with the late technothriller author Tom Clancy
  • Produced film and television writer with industry experience

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
21002 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
18058 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

In this course, students will write approximately twenty pages of screenplay material, along with committed critiques of their peers' work. A wide range of projects will be considered, including but not limited to short films, feature films, one-hour episodic television scripts, half-hour comedy scripts, and scripts for animated series. Students should come well-prepared to discuss the course materials, the work of their peers, and have a STRONG knowledge of screenplay format, since CRW 3610 (the intro course) is a prerequisite here. We will assume you have mastered format. If you have not, review screenplay format before taking this class. You have been warned! At the end of the semester, students will submit their very best (and often heavily revised pages) along with a revision reflection that details this process. Ultimately, we want to see your script actually produced, so we’ll always be writing with an aim toward production.

18059 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

In this course, students will write approximately twenty pages of screenplay material, along with committed critiques of their peers' work. A wide range of projects will be considered, including but not limited to short films, feature films, one-hour episodic television scripts, half-hour comedy scripts, and scripts for animated series. Students should come well-prepared to discuss the course materials, the work of their peers, and have a STRONG knowledge of screenplay format, since CRW 3610 (the intro course) is a prerequisite here. We will assume you have mastered format. If you have not, review screenplay format before taking this class. You have been warned! At the end of the semester, students will submit their very best (and often heavily revised pages) along with a revision reflection that details this process. Ultimately, we want to see your script actually produced, so we’ll always be writing with an aim toward production.

17802 ENC3930H Hon Special Topic Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable

This course will introduce students to theoretical and applied concepts in video game design and explore the literary impact of video games on our culture. Students will critically evaluate video games as rhetorical devices and will learn techniques for dealing with particular game design strategies such as artificial intelligence, storytelling, cueing, and establishing/maintaining immersion. In order to better understand game literacies, students will be expected to produce a group-produced game design document (GDD). Using milestone presentations and game design pitches, students will be expected to contribute to multimedia presentations that outline the progress on the GDD (analogous to exec reviews / green light meetings in industry). Each contribution should emphasize work that the student has completed to ensure he or she receives credit.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90609 CRW3713 Writing for Video Games Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable

This course will introduce students to the basic theories and practices associated with game design, including brainstorming, the elements of gameplay, artificial intelligence, and storytelling within dynamic, interactive systems. Articles written by experts in the field will be analyzed as we explore the challenges and pitfalls of attempting to merge narratives with games. Students will begin working alone to conceive and outline their own game and produce interactive scripts for elements such as cut scenes and scripted events to be workshopped in class. Students will also be assigned to design teams to produce and present to the class 20-30 page Game Design Documents (GDDS) for an original game.

92896 CRW3930 Special Topics Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM Unavailable

This special topics course is designed for creative writers and fans of the Stars Wars Universe. Philosophical, historical, and cultural readings will provide a foundation from which we’ll explore the franchise as creative writers. We’ll study techniques of world building, characterization, and plot templates such as the monomyth to consider their applications in our own stories. We’ll also consider Star Wars as a vehicle for transmedia storytelling, examining how tales are woven across multiple delivery channels. Major projects include a critical analysis essay and a narrative outline. Final group presentations chosen from a broad menu will focus on storytelling across multiple platforms. Weekly online discussions posts, a final exam, and a strict attendance policy will ensure that in this course we will do. Or do not. There is no try. May the force be with you!

90329 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

In this workshop course we will write stories and read those written by our peers. We will get to know each other, share our love of literature, and trade story ideas before we begin reading and critiquing each other's work in earnest. You will be expected to participate in this discussion in three ways: as readers you will be expected to read, consider, and discuss a wide range of contemporary short stories; as writers you will be expected to produce one complete full-length, fully revised short story (length will be approximately 12-25 pages) which will be discussed in workshop; and as peer editors you will be expected to produce thoughtful critiques of all work put forward in workshop (as many as fifteen or more comprehensive critiques) and to actively participate in discussion.

89834 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

In this course, students will write approximately twenty pages of screenplay material, along with committed critiques of their peers' work. A wide range of projects will be considered, including but not limited to short films, feature films, one-hour episodic television scripts, half-hour comedy scripts, and scripts for animated series. Students should come well-prepared to discuss the course materials, the work of their peers, and have a STRONG knowledge of screenplay format, since CRW 3610 (the intro course) is a prerequisite here. We will assume you have mastered format. If you have not, review screenplay format before taking this class. You have been warned! At the end of the semester, students will submit their very best (and often heavily revised pages) along with a revision reflection that details this process. Ultimately, we want to see your script actually produced, so we’ll always be writing with an aim toward production.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
60720 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) B Unavailable

In this course, students will write approximately twenty pages of screenplay material, along with committed critiques of their peers' work. A wide range of projects will be considered, including but not limited to short films, feature films, one-hour episodic television scripts, half-hour comedy scripts, and scripts for animated series. Students should come well-prepared to discuss the course materials, the work of their peers, and have a STRONG knowledge of screenplay format, since CRW 3610 (the intro course) is a prerequisite here. We will assume you have mastered format. If you have not, review screenplay format before taking this class. You have been warned! At the end of the semester, students will submit their very best (and often heavily revised pages) along with a revision reflection that details this process. Ultimately, we want to see your script actually produced, so we’ll always be writing with an aim toward production.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19263 CRW3713 Writing for Video Games Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable

   This course will introduce students to the basic theories and practices associated with game design, including brainstorming, the elements of gameplay, artificial intelligence, and storytelling within dynamic, interactive systems. Articles written by experts in the field will be analyzed as we explore the challenges and pitfalls of attempting to merge narratives with games. Students will begin working alone to conceive and outline their own game and produce interactive scripts for elements such as cut scenes and scripted events to be workshopped in class. Students will also be assigned to design teams to produce and present to the class 20-30 page Game Design Documents (GDDS) for an original game.

11178 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

   In this course, students will write approximately twenty pages of screenplay material, along with committed critiques of their peers' work. A wide range of projects will be considered, including but not limited to short films, feature films, one-hour episodic television scripts, half-hour comedy scripts, and scripts for animated series. Students should come well-prepared to discuss the course materials, the work of their peers, and have a STRONG knowledge of screenplay format, since CRW 3610 (the intro course) is a prerequisite here. We will assume you have mastered format. If you have not, review screenplay format before taking this class. You have been warned! At the end of the semester, students will submit their very best (and often heavily revised pages) along with a revision reflection that details this process. Ultimately, we want to see your script actually produced, so we’ll always be writing with an aim toward production.

11179 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

   In this course, students will write approximately twenty pages of screenplay material, along with committed critiques of their peers' work. A wide range of projects will be considered, including but not limited to short films, feature films, one-hour episodic television scripts, half-hour comedy scripts, and scripts for animated series. Students should come well-prepared to discuss the course materials, the work of their peers, and have a STRONG knowledge of screenplay format, since CRW 3610 (the intro course) is a prerequisite here. We will assume you have mastered format. If you have not, review screenplay format before taking this class. You have been warned! At the end of the semester, students will submit their very best (and often heavily revised pages) along with a revision reflection that details this process. Ultimately, we want to see your script actually produced, so we’ll always be writing with an aim toward production.

10904 ENC3930H Hon Special Topic Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable

ENC 3939H: Special Topics Honors Game Design

This course will introduce students to theoretical and applied concepts in video game design and explore the literary impact of video games on our culture. Students will critically evaluate video games as rhetorical devices and will learn techniques for dealing with particular game design strategies such as artificial intelligence, storytelling, cueing, and establishing/maintaining immersion. In order to better understand game literacies, students will be expected to produce a group-produced game design document (GDD). Using milestone presentations and game design pitches, students will be expected to contribute to multimedia presentations that outline the progress on the GDD (analogous to exec reviews / green light meetings in industry). Each contribution should emphasize work that the student has completed to ensure he or she receives credit.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81145 CRW3610 Writing Scripts World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

   This course is designed as an introduction to the writing of scripts for film and television. You'll be required to use some form of formatting software (options will be discussed in class). We will spend a lot of time mastering screenplay format because without proper format, no producer will ever read your work. We’ll also analyze professional and student work for technique as well as meaning. During the course, you will produce 13 short assignments and 20 pages of original work, all of which will be critiqued by your peers. Expect to do a lot of reading and writing with an aim toward producing the next Emmy- or Oscar-winning screenplay!

81474 CRW3610 Writing Scripts World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

   This course is designed as an introduction to the writing of scripts for film and television. You'll be required to use some form of formatting software (options will be discussed in class). We will spend a lot of time mastering screenplay format because without proper format, no producer will ever read your work. We’ll also analyze professional and student work for technique as well as meaning. During the course, you will produce 13 short assignments and 20 pages of original work, all of which will be critiqued by your peers. Expect to do a lot of reading and writing with an aim toward producing the next Emmy- or Oscar-winning screenplay!

81544 CRW3713 Writing for Video Games Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable

   This course will introduce students to the basic theories and practices associated with game design, including brainstorming, the elements of gameplay, artificial intelligence, and storytelling within dynamic, interactive systems. Articles written by experts in the field will be analyzed as we explore the challenges and pitfalls of attempting to merge narratives with games. Students will begin working alone to conceive and outline their own game and produce interactive scripts for elements such as cut scenes and scripted events to be workshopped in class. Students will also be assigned to design teams to produce and present to the class 20-30 page Game Design Documents (GDDS) for an original game.

81480 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

   In this workshop course we will write stories and read those written by our peers. We will get to know each other, share our love of literature, and trade story ideas before we begin reading and critiquing each other's work in earnest. You will be expected to participate in this discussion in three ways: as readers you will be expected to read, consider, and discuss a wide range of contemporary short stories; as writers you will be expected to produce one complete full-length, fully revised short story (length will be approximately 12-25 pages) which will be discussed in workshop; and as peer editors you will be expected to produce thoughtful critiques of all work put forward in workshop (as many as fifteen or more comprehensive critiques) and to actively participate in discussion.

Updated: Oct 9, 2019