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
In-Person
Remote
Online
Starting at $720.00
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 script of an existing series, 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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Wait List
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Instructor: Gail Gilchriest
388261
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meeting November 22.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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 October 11, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Oct 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Oct 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Oct 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Oct 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Nov 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Nov 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Nov 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Nov 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Dec 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Gail Gilchriest
390289
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Oct 5, 2022
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Notes

No meeting November 23.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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 October 19, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Oct 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Dec 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Dec 14, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Wait List
See Details
Instructor: Jacqueline Zambrano
388262
Fee:
$720.00
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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 October 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Jacqueline Zambrano
390281
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
ENROLL BY: Oct 5, 2022
See Details
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 October 19, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Wait List
See Details
Instructor: Mollie St. John
388257
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

No meeting November 26.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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 October 15, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Oct 1, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Discussion
Sat Oct 8, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Discussion
Sat Oct 15, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Discussion
Sat Oct 22, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Discussion
Sat Oct 29, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Discussion
Sat Nov 5, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Sat Nov 12, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Discussion
Sat Nov 19, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Discussion
Sat Dec 3, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Discussion
Sat Dec 10, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B

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