Winning a TV Writing Fellowship to Jumpstart Your Career
Get the inside scoop on landing one of these coveted fellowship awards that help writers break into the TV writing business.
What you can learn.
- Learn how to make yourself stand out in a competitive field
- Get practical tips from fellowship program alumni
- Develop an understanding of how fellowship programs differ and which is best for your goals
- Get insight into how fellowship programs prepare you for a professional career
About this course:One of the best ways to launch a T.V. writing career is to participate in a T.V. writing program from one of the major television networks. These programs typically give you a period of intense instruction and pair you with working writers and producers. The goal is to launch your writing career and give the network a new, qualified writer. This workshop is taught by a WGA writer who won three TV writing fellowships (Fox Diversity, ABC Daytime TV Fellowship and Writer's Bootcamp Diversity Fellowship). In this workshop, you learn about the fellowship process from application to participation. You also learn which program is right for you and how the many fellowships differ. Additionally, two former UCLA Writers' Program students discuss their experience. In the ever changing TV writing landscape, TV fellowships remain a great way to launch your TV writing career.
Winter 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Early enrollment required. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to start date.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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.