The final project of the class is Disney-deny, where students can create stories that run counter to Disney fairytales, or Disneyfying, in which students can create their own stories. McCubbin is Dinseyfying with her final project. “This project is so much fun for me because I get to experiment with everything I learn: elements of redemption, capturing the audience’s attention and feeling the magic.”
Wacker describes her class as “wildly entertaining and wildly interesting.” Junior Daniel Jaspring said that the Disney class is “very fun. I highly recommend (it).”
The Disney class featured a few guest speakers throughout the semester. Molly Wiebe Faber, assistant professor of theatre, who has an MFA in Acting, talked about characterization and acting methods. Meghan Flynn, assistant professor of art, who has an MFA in painting and drawing, mentioned the importance of scenic design.
For the creative minded, storytellers and story creators – this Disney class may be the perfect class to add to your schedule. “(Wacker) is an amazing professor. I love how spontaneous she is,” McCubbin said. “She brings life to the class. I feel like I really belong there, and she is a really big part of that.”