Half-Hour TV II

SCRIPT X 421.2

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

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Remote Instruction
Online
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Refine a script story idea
  • Write the first script draft
  • Master the three-act comedy structure
  • Map career building strategies

About this course:

This workshop guides you to write a solid draft spec script from your half-hour comedy outline and move as far ahead as you can in polishing it. You begin by reworking your outline to simplify your story, nail down the essence of your characters, focus and tighten scenes, create mood and pacing, and punch up dialogue from the blueprint you've created. You then move to the writing and polishing stage. On the business side, you deepen your knowledge of the current comedy series marketplace and map out basic career building strategies. Students must bring a complete outline to the first class. All student projects must focus on current shows; no pilots. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.1 Half-Hour TV I.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.

Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Jim Staahl
381269
Fee:
$695.00
14 days left. Enroll by Jun 30, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This 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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 14, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

Available
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Mary Gulino
381268
Fee:
$695.00
13 days left. Enroll by Jun 29, 2021
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 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jun 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 31, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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