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SCRIPT 726.17
In the current competitive entertainment landscape, the importance of intellectual property, (IP) is more relevant than ever. This course delves into the realm of IP from the writer's…
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SCRIPT X 412.4
Get a guided approach to rewriting your completed script as you assess your draft and identify areas to strengthen and celebrate.
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SCRIPT X 423.9
In this fast-paced workshop, you take a pilot from concept to script as you learn about the television industry from guest speakers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 8, 2024
SCRIPT X 412.3
Get individualized feedback on your script in progress in this workshop for advanced screenwriting students.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 426.5
Learn best practices for launching your screenwriting career with advice from this panel of industry experts.
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SCRIPT X 464.2E
Employ powerful acting techniques to help you develop and refine characters from your projects.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 464.10E
Turn your story’s setting into a vibrant world that leaps off the page and becomes a signature aspect of your work.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person)
Next Start Date: April 2, 2024
SCRIPT X 415.11
Enhance the scenes in your scripts by focusing on character motivation and how the scene advances the character arc.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 24, 2024
SCRIPT X 471.1
Get a comprehensive introduction to the craft of writing and creating comics, regardless of your drawing abilities and prior experience.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT 771.1
Get an overview of the craft of writing graphic novels, graphic memoirs, and comics, in this lecture for beginners.  
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 11, 2024
SCRIPT X 463.10E
Perfect and focus your ideas before you even put fingers to keyboard in this generative class focused on story development and form.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 24, 2024
SCRIPT X 442.1
Learn to write interactive stories and branching narratives that bring our favorite video games to life.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
SCRIPT X 422.7
Discover what makes the dramedy more than the sum of its parts in this workshop where you articulate your series idea and outline your pilot.
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SCRIPT X 422.8
Continue writing your dramedy pilot script while practicing the basics of strong television writing.
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SCRIPT X 410.1
Learn how to write a screenplay by developing a compelling story and tackling a feature film script outline in this first course of a four-course sequence.
Format: Online | In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
SCRIPT X 410.2
Building on your outline from the first course in the feature film sequence, continue to learn how to write a screenplay by completing the first act of your film script.
Format: Online | In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
SCRIPT X 410.3
Tackle writing up the next 45 pages of your script and learn powerful creative techniques in our third course in the screenwriting sequence.
Format: Online | In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
SCRIPT X 410.4
Finish your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
Format: Online | In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 411.1
This course puts experienced screenwriters on track to complete a new script in a supportive community of like-minded writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 9, 2024
SCRIPT X 411.2
This course helps experienced screenwriters complete their new script in a collaborative environment.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 411.3
Writers who have completed at least two feature-length screenplays engage in analysis and revision in this rewriting workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 2, 2024
SCRIPT X 413
Complete a Feature Film Certificate as you take a script from concept to completion, with weeks devoted to professional development and revision practices.
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SCRIPT X 409
Learn the basics of screenwriting for feature films in this exercise-based workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 22, 2024
SCRIPT X 469.10E
Get practical, professional training in using Final Draft software for use as a script coordinator or writer's assistant
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SCRIPT X 410.5
Learn to rewrite your first draft feature film screenplay, enhancing story, structure, plot, scenes, characters, dialogue, and more.
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SCRIPT X 464.3E
Position yourself for success by learning and incorporating professional script formatting into your work.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 4, 2024
SCRIPT X 463.6E
Get insight into how to get your script noticed in screenwriting competitions to push your career forward.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 401
Craft and tinker with your story from a high-level point of view in this workshop teaching you the basics of screen story for beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 8, 2024
SCRIPT X 421.1
Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing half-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 2, 2024
SCRIPT X 421.2
Go from outline to the first draft script of a half-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person) | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 422.1
Learn how to write a TV script in this course that takes you from half-hour pilot idea to beat sheet and the teaser pages of your script.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
SCRIPT X 422.2
Finish your half-hour pilot script as you rework, refine, and revise your progress made until you reach the end.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person) | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
SCRIPT X 451.2
Ensure your story follows real world protocols and practices in this course dedicated to enhancing the realism and believability of your story.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 464.11E
Learn how masterful screenwriters put realistic words into their characters’ mouths in this course dedicated to the art and craft of dialogue.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 400
Get a crash course on various aspects of writing for silver screens, TV screens, web video, audio podcasts, and/or comics in this high-level overview of what each genre offers writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 24, 2024
SCRIPT X 465.2E
Use prompts and exercises to spend time with your characters outside the world of your story, learning more about their voices and reactions in various situations.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 25, 2024
SCRIPT X 412.5
Polish your screenplay draft by incorporating powerful cinematic elements and reviewing your story structure in advanced course.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
SCRIPT X 421.3
Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing one-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person) | Remote | Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
SCRIPT X 421.4
Go from outline to the first draft script of a one-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
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.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 2, 2024
SCRIPT X 422.4
Carry your pilot script across the finish line in this workshop focused on helping you fix story problems, maximize drama, and write to the end.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
SCRIPT X 422.10
Improve your existing script draft until it's a story that demands the reader's attention and gets you noticed
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SCRIPT X 422.11
Learn basic rewriting skills as you review your initial draft for opportunities to expand, deepen, and enrich your TV script.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 2, 2024
SCRIPT 769.4
Learn how the pros pitch to industry decision makers in this workshop for budding screenwriters.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 15, 2024
SCRIPT 726.14
Learn professional proofreading techniques and notations in this interactive seminar demonstrating how to ensure your script says what it needs to say in the best way possible.
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SCRIPT X 415.10
Build powerful stories by placing character relationships at the center for your script.
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SCRIPT X 464.1E
Learn to identify ways to improve your own scripts by adopting a toolbox of revision techniques and questions for reflection
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SCRIPT X 463.3E
Learn the techniques of character-driven storytelling in this workshop focusing on the most in-demand skills for today's TV writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 9, 2024
SCRIPT X 426.4
Learn how script doctors apply skill to TV pilots and series bibles to improve content and highlight the unique elements of each story.
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SCRIPT X 433
Create an original project or adapt from your own scripts in this course helping you bring your stories to scripted audio environments.
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SCRIPT X 425.5
Explore the history of televised storytelling by watching and breaking current shows, developing knowledge to help you craft your own innovative series
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SCRIPT X 426.1
Get a thorough overview of the role of a showrunner in this intensive workshop that prepares you for success in the television industry.
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SCRIPT X 424
Complete a Television Certificate as you develop a spec of an existing series and original pilot, with weeks devoted to professional development and revision practices.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 15, 2024
SCRIPT X 420.1
Learn the basics of writing for television in this exercise-based workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 30, 2024
SCRIPT 726.16
Uncover the secrets behind the mesmerizing world of TV series creation in the role of a TV showrunner.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 20, 2024
SCRIPT X 464.5E
Create dynamic, richly drawn characters audiences will love in this practical workshop for writers looking for an edge.
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SCRIPT X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing for video games in this course covering foundation ideas in narrative design and collaboration.
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SCRIPT X 416.3E
Learn how studios review and approve screenplays as you get hands-on experience in the critical art of writing coverage on scripts.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 463.8E
Develop a half-hour animated pilot while learning the ins and outs of this unique genre of television.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
SCRIPT X 416.13
In this class the objective is to deepen our understanding of the Biopic as it relates to dramatic form, screenplay structure, and life.  The class gives students the tools to leave with an…
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SCRIPT 710.2
Get an overview of the craft of screenwriting for feature films.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 1, 2024
SCRIPT X 425.6
Discover how the process of writing a TV series treatment can help you deepen character, expand your story world, and help you articulate your unique vision.
Format: In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: June 8, 2024
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