One-Hour TV I

SCRIPT X 421.3

Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing one-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Remote Instruction
Online
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn 1-hour TV script story structure, and master story outline skills
  • Identify tone, characters, dialogue, and themes
  • Understand 1-hour TV genre standards
  • Prepare to write a 1-hour spec script

About this course:

Modeled directly on how writers write in the real world of one-hour dramas, this course focuses on what is most central to creating a strong script as well as the largest piece (40 percent) of the writer's deal with any show: the story and outline. You learn to choose the best story for your spec script, map it out from beginning to end, and write a strong outline in proper script format. In the process, you learn how to identify and capture the tone, characters, dialogue, and themes of any one-hour drama series--the key to breaking into the field. Also covered are the various genres (police procedurals, medical, legal) and their specific rules; what's popular in the current marketplace; and how to work within the special requirements of timeslots, outlets, and styles. The course goal is to master the process of constructing an airtight story and detailed outline so you are ready to write a script for any current show as quickly and expertly as possible. All student projects must focus on current shows; no pilots. 

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.

Wait List
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Erica Byrne
381267
Fee:
$695.00
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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.
Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Erica Byrne
383224
Fee:
$695.00
14 days left. Enroll by Jun 30, 2021
See Details
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.

Wait List
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Monday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Tony Camerino
381266
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes

No meeting July 5, 2021.

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 05, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jun 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jun 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jul 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Aug 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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