Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec II

SCRIPT X 421.4

Go from outline to the first draft script of a one-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.

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Remote Instruction
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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.
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.3 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec I.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Erica Byrne
373114
Fee:
$695.00
1 day left. Enroll by Apr 1, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
-
Thursday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Greg Elliot
373092
Fee:
$665.00
2 days left. Enroll by Apr 2, 2020
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Please note: Due to adjustments made to the Spring quarter, this course is now scheduled to be delivered in a synchronous online format. Classes will be delivered weekly in an online forum at the scheduled time assigned to the course. Further adjustments may be made by the instructor in order to best serve the course material. Please check Canvas regularly for updates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Apr 2, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Apr 9, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Apr 16, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Apr 23, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Apr 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu May 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu May 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu May 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu May 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Jun 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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