Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec II

FILM TV X 431.6
Go from outline to the first draft script of a half-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Refine a script story idea
  • Write the first script draft
  • Master the three-act comedy structure
  • Map career building strategies

About this course:

This workshop guides you to write a solid draft spec script from your half-hour comedy outline and move as far ahead as you can in polishing it. You begin by reworking your outline to simplify your story, nail down the essence of your characters, focus and tighten scenes, create mood and pacing, and punch up dialogue from the blueprint you've created. You then move to the writing and polishing stage. On the business side, you deepen your knowledge of the current comedy series marketplace and map out basic career building strategies. Students must bring a complete outline to the first class. All student projects must focus on current shows; no pilots. This course counts toward the 4-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Specialization.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec II.

X 430.6 Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec I.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Claudia Grazioso
364784
Fee:
$695.00
56 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 14, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Joe Fisch
364783
Fee:
$665.00
56 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2019
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 14, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jan 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Wed Jan 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Wed Jan 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Wed Jan 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Wed Feb 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Wed Feb 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Wed Feb 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Wed Feb 27, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Wed Mar 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Wed Mar 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116

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