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. 

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Garth Twa
382882
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 October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Joe Boothe
382880
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
Notes

No meeting November 24, 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 October 06, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Sep 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Sep 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Dec 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Margaret Lester
382881
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
Notes

No meeting November 11 and 25, 2021. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 07, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: The TV Writer’s Workbook by Ellen Sandler
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Sep 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Dec 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Dec 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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