Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec I

SCRIPT X 421.3

Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing one-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.

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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

About this course:

Modeled directly on how writers write in the real world of one-hour dramas, this course focuses on what is most central to creating a strong script as well as the largest piece (40%) of the writer's deal with any show: the story and outline. You learn to choose the best story for your spec script, map it out from beginning to end, and write a strong outline in proper script format. In the process, you learn how to identify and capture the tone, characters, dialogue, and themes of any one-hour drama series--the key to breaking into the field. Also covered are the various genres (police procedurals, medical, legal) and their specific rules; what's popular in the current marketplace; and how to work within the special requirements of timeslots, outlets, and styles. The course goal is to master the process of constructing an airtight story and detailed outline so you are ready to write a script for any current show as quickly and expertly as possible. All student projects must focus on current shows; no pilots. 

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
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Instructor: Erica Byrne
369719
Fee:
$695.00
40 days left. Enroll by Oct 2, 2019
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. No meeting Nov. 30.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 07, 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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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Donald Martin
369716
Fee:
$665.00
32 days left. Enroll by Sep 23, 2019
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Notes

No meeting November. 11.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 28, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Sep 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Mon Sep 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Mon Oct 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Mon Oct 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Mon Oct 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Mon Oct 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Mon Nov 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Mon Nov 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Mon Nov 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Mon Dec 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278

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