Narrative Podcast Pilot Development Part I

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Develop your narrative podcast idea into a treatment and pilot episode you can use to pitch your series.

Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Explore established narrative podcasts to identify best practices
  • Develop a story concept for your series and a pilot script
  • Identify how to gather raw material and structure your material over several episodes
  • Build materials to help you pitch your work to networks and broadcasters

About this course:

The podcasting boom has created a slate of new opportunities for writers, journalists, and producers to create and host their own show. This course is designed to get you started. We focus on narrative nonfiction or documentary, the type you've grown familiar with listening to shows like This American Life, Slow Burn, and Reply All, and a genre distinct from chat, interview, and fiction formats. You learn how to develop a story concept, interview and gather tape, write scripts, structure for the ear, and voice your material. The goal is to come away with a twenty-minute podcast pilot and show treatment–the essentials to getting noticed by agents and studios. This course is tailored to serve a variety of experience levels and backgrounds, whether you come from television, print journalism, or are a working audio producer wanting to flex your narrative writing muscles.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Kristen Lepore
30 days left. Enroll by Mar 31, 2021
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Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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