Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec II

FILM TV X 431.4
Go from outline to the first draft script of an hourlong 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 four-act structure
  • Learn to develop your career plan
  • Hear from industry insiders

About this course:

Mirroring the process that professionals undergo in current episodic series production, this course guides you to write a solid first draft of your script and work on polishing it. You begin by refining your story idea and outline as needed, and then write your script, focusing on capturing the essence of the show through its act structure, plot and story, multiple storylines, characters, scenes, and dialogue. You also learn how to develop your career game plan and the business of the one-hour drama. Students must bring a complete outline to the first class. All student projects must focus on current shows; no pilots.
Suggested Prerequisites

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

X 430.4 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec I.

Spring 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Instructor: Joan Weiss
366812
Fee:
$695.00
11 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 8, 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: Lia Langworthy
366795
Fee:
$665.00
16 days left. Enroll by Apr 8, 2019
See Details
Notes

No meeting May 27.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Apr 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Apr 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Apr 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Apr 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon May 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon May 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon May 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Jun 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Jun 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Jun 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333

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