Get insight into the craft of dramedy writing through lectures and discussions
Discover elements that make a dramedy pilot script powerful and irresistible
Write scenes with effective description, sharp dialogue, and memorable characters
Learn how to revise your work effectively and improve from draft to draft
About this course:
Continuing the exploration of what's possible in the dramedy format, which emphasizes the full range of human emotions, deep character development, distinctive narratives, and experimentation with genre, this course pushes students towards completion of the half-hour or one-hour project they began in Writing the Dramedy Pilot I. Lectures and workshop assignments focus on the process of scripting a pilot episode designed to hook the interest of decision makers and, eventually, viewers via sharp dialogue and scene construction. The class also covers the importance of assessing work objectively prior to revisions and the realities of the current media landscape, including discussions of how to secure representation and the realities of selling and producing an original series.
SCRIPT X 422.7 Dramedy TV III or departmental approval.
This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.
No refunds after February 01, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.