James Franco Is Teaching a College Course On ... Himself! (Seriously -- Here's the Syllabus)

Emily Abbate
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James FrancoJames Franco recently earned an Oscar nomination for his role in 127 Hours. And now, the 32-year-old is actively pursuing his next big role: A gig as a college professor. Twelve lucky students at Columbia College Hollywood will have the chance to learn from the actor/Oscar host/filmmaker in a new course entitled "Master Class: Editing James Franco ... With James Franco." 

Franco will be heavily involved in the class, officially taught by colleague Tyler Danna, by speaking to students weekly via Skype and attending weekly class sessions when his busy schedule allows.

I mean obviously taking a class with James Franco is a no-brainer. Now the real question: What's going to be on the syllabus? I can only guess.

2011 Syllabus: Master Class: Editing James Franco ... With James Franco

James Franco and Tyler Danna

Monday/Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Office hours: James doesn't have any because he's a busy guy. If you need to reach him, email: THE.James.Franco@columbia.edu.

Course Overview: Throughout this course, students will have an opportunity to get up-close and personal with one of the absolute best actors of their time. By editing footage of James, students will be able to spend adequate time admiring his fantastic bone structure. Students will be using snippets from James' career to compose a 30-minute documentary on the big shot. Yes, you will be paying for this course and will not be compensated for your work efforts. But, if you're lucky -- we may put your name at the end in the credits. That's still up for debate.

Course Materials:

Grading:

  • Complimenting: 30%
  • Gift giving: 20%
  • Midterm exam: 20%
  • Final project: 30%

Links:

  • Internet movie database: www.imdb.com
  • Screenplay samples: www.simplyscripts.com
  • Film reviews: www.rottentomatoes.com

Prior to showing up for class on the first day, please make sure to have an adequate knowledge of all Franco films, including uncredited roles. There are no excuses. You're taking a class with THE James Franco. Every other student at this school wishes they were sitting in your seat. Own it. And then, of course, tell all of your friends (especially in the media) how awesome it is!

What do you think about James Franco teaching a college course?


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