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 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.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.
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.
No refunds after April 29, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.