Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec II
Go from outline to the first draft script of a one-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
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
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.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.