Television: Essential Beginnings

SCRIPT X 420.1

Learn the basics of writing for television in this exercise-based workshop for absolute beginners.

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Starting at $485.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn the fundamentals of how to develop and write a television episode
  • Identify the building blocks of television structure for one-hour and half-hour shows
  • Develop techniques to organize your ideas and kickstart the writing process
  • Prepare yourself for further coursework in writing for television by grasping the basics before diving deep

About this course:

This course demystifies the crucial first step of understanding the craft of writing for television, making it an ideal starting point for aspiring television writers. In this workshop, you learn the fundamentals of how to develop and write a television episode in both one-hour and half-hour formats. Using examples, you will also learn the building blocks of television structure, the differences between the formats and techniques to organize and convey your ideas to kickstart the writing process. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of television writing and be fully prepared for the next course in the sequence, either SCRIPT X 421.3 - One-Hour TV I or SCRIPT X 421.1 - Half-Hour TV I, where you learn how to write a spec episode of an existing series.    

Winter 2024 Schedule

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Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Jacqueline Zambrano
395440
Fee:
$485.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Feb 6, 2024
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

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 February 20, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Feb 6, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 13, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 20, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 27, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Mar 5, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Mar 12, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Spring 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
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Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens February 05, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Jacqueline Zambrano
396452
Fee:
$485.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

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 May 14, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Apr 30, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue May 7, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue May 14, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue May 21, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue May 28, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Jun 4, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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