Writing the One-Hour Pilot I

SCRIPT X 422.3

Develop the world, characters, tone, and story engine for an original TV series before developing an outline and your script's first act.

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Remote Instruction
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Turn your pilot idea into a solid one-hour series with potential for many episodes
  • Develop a cast of compelling characters that viewers will follow
  • Write a full beat outline for the series's pilot episode
  • Begin writing your original pilot script

About this course:

Anyone who wants to work as a professional television writer has to be able to submit top-notch original material to agents and showrunners. In this fast-paced course, you take your idea for a one-hour TV series and turn it into an outline, write intensively, and get feedback from the instructor and fellow participants every week. Throughout this process; you learn how to envision the world of your show; create characters and conflict; build a storytelling engine; and nail down your show's structure, tone, story, and act breaks. By the end of the course, you have strong act breaks, a full beat outline, and a critique of the first ten pages of your original one-hour pilot script. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.3 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec I and SCRIPT X 421.4 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec II, or equivalent, or department approval.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Erica Byrne
377484
Fee:
$695.00
33 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is taught asynchronously and fully online using Canvas. Sessions run weekly and there are no requirements to attend live, virtual meetings.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
-
Monday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Donald Martin
377483
Fee:
$665.00
31 days left. Enroll by Jan 4, 2021
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Notes

No meeting January 18; February 15, 2021.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 18, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jan 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jan 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Jan 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Feb 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Feb 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Feb 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Mar 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Mar 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Mar 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Mar 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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