One-Hour TV II

SCRIPT X 421.4

Go from outline to the first draft script of a one-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 four-act structure
  • Learn to develop your career plan

About this course:

Mirroring the process that professionals undergo in current episodic series production, this course guides you to write a solid first draft of your script of an existing series and work on polishing it. You begin by refining your story idea and outline as needed and then write your script--focusing on capturing the essence of the show through its act structure, plot and story, multiple storylines, characters, scenes, and dialogue. You also learn how to develop your career game plan and the business of the one-hour drama. Students must bring a complete outline to the first class. All student projects must focus on current shows; no pilots.
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.3 One-Hour TV I or SCRIPT X 421.3N One-Hour TV Intensive I or department approval.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Wednesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Margaret Lester
388273
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Sep 21, 2022
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Notes

No meetings October 5 & 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 05, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) The TV Writer’s Workbook by Ellen Sandler
(Optional) Inside The Room: Writing Television with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program by Linda Venis
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Sep 21, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Sep 28, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 12, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 19, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 26, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 2, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 9, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 16, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 30, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Dec 7, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Erica Byrne
388275
Fee:
$720.00
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ENROLL BY: Sep 28, 2022
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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 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
See Details
388272
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Sep 27, 2022
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Notes

No meeting November 22.

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 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
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Discussion
Tue Oct 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
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Tue Oct 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
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Tue Oct 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
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Tue Oct 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
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Tue Nov 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
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Tue Nov 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center
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Tue Nov 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
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Tue Nov 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
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Discussion
Tue Dec 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center

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