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 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.
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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
-
Instructor: Erica Byrne
363711
Fee:
$695.00
4 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 2. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 28, 2018
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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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Zac Hug
363708
Fee:
$665.00
3 days left. Enroll by Sep 25, 2018
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 20, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after September 27, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Oct 16, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Nov 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Nov 13, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Nov 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Tue Dec 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292

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