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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In-Person
Remote
Online
Starting at $720.00
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, or SCRIPT X 421.1N Half-Hour TV Intensive I, or department approval.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Teri Brown-Jackson
389856
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 18, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 February 01, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jan 18, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jan 25, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Feb 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Feb 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Feb 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Feb 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Mar 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Mar 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Mar 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Mar 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Jim Staahl
389858
Fee:
$720.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 18, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 01, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Chip Pope
389855
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Jan 9, 2023
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 January 23, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jan 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Discussion
Mon Jan 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Discussion
Mon Jan 30, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Discussion
Mon Feb 6, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Discussion
Mon Feb 13, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Discussion
Mon Feb 27, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Discussion
Mon Mar 6, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Discussion
Mon Mar 13, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Discussion
Mon Mar 20, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Discussion
Mon Mar 27, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216

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