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.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Joan Weiss
374340
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 08, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
-
Monday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Donald Martin
374339
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 06, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jun 22, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jun 29, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 6, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 13, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 20, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 27, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 3, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 10, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 17, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 24, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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