Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec II
FILM TV X 431.4
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Go from outline to the first draft script of an hourlong series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
Starting at $665.00
As few as 9 weeks
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 four-act structure, plot and story, multiple storylines, characters, scenes, and dialogue. On the business side, you learn how to develop your career game plan and hear from industry guest speakers on 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. This course counts toward the 4-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Specialization.
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.
Winter 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.