Learn to express your individual voice on the pages of your script
Explore the craft of animation, from history to essential technical information
Gain insight into how animated television episodes are structured
Craft an original pilot using best practices for breaking story and building your animated world
About this course:
Writing for animation is a skill, one that requires knowledge of craft and technicals often learned on the job. At the same time, film and television run on pilots now. Execs want to see your individual voice on the page before they consider you for staffing. In this course, you will learn (1) the craft of writing animation, including its history as a medium and the technical knowledge that affects our jobs as writers, and also (2) the art of structuring and ultimately writing a satisfying TV pilot--techniques which go beyond the world of animation. The two things necessary to get and ultimately maintain a job as a writer. The goal of this course is to finish with a half hour animated pilot script you can use to get work in animation.
SCRIPT X 462.1E Writing Animation, or SCRIPT X 421.2 Half-Hour TV II, or equivalent, or department approval.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This a hybrid (In-Person) format course which combines in-person instruction with semi-regular, required live meetings held on Zoom. Please see the course syllabus for specifics. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
No refunds after January 23, 2024
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.