Seasonal-Arc Structure for TV
Explore the history of televised storytelling by watching and breaking current shows, developing knowledge to help you craft your own innovative series
What you can learn.
- Learn to identify classic narrative arcs in contemporary television series
- Watch and discuss current series as you dig into what makes their stories tick
- Apply series concepts to your own writing to build characters and arcs for your own narrative show
- Give and receive feedback on works in progress
About this course:Television storytelling is undergoing significant shifts in the early twenty-first century, but the basics of structuring satisfying narratives are rooted in human psychology and are timeless. This vigorous ten-week course exposes and explores the underpinnings of classic cinematic story arcs in six current, serialized shows (titles subject to change). At the same time, each student methodically practices the foundational, industry-standard skills required to create a high-quality series by developing characters and narrative arcs for an original TV show in their own unique voice.
Spring 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.