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SCRIPT X 412.4
This advanced rewriting workshop is for writers who want to take an already good script and make it great. Through the process of analyzing and rewriting your script, you develop a "rewriting…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 423.5
Learn how successful showrunners manage their series in this practical course taking you behind the scenes of today’s TV landscape.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 14, 2022
SCRIPT X 412.3
Get individualized feedback on your script in progress in this workshop for advanced screenwriting students.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT 726.13
Learn what goes into a successful TV pilot.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 464.2E
Employ powerful acting techniques to help you develop and refine characters from your projects.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 27, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: In-Person
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT 726.8
Learn how your characters’ journeys form the backbone of your story.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: August 27, 2022
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: July 20, 2022
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.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.8
Continue writing your dramedy pilot script while practicing the basics of strong television writing.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: Remote | Online | Hybrid (Remote) | Hybrid (In-Person)
Next Start Date: June 27, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: Remote | In-Person | Online
Next Start Date: June 28, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 410.4
Finish your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 413
Take a script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
Next Start Date: TBA
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 | Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 411.2
This course helps experienced screenwriters complete their new script in a collaborative environment.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: June 30, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: July 6, 2022
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 | Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: July 2, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: July 5, 2022
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 first 10 pages of your script.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: TBA
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: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.1N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing half-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.2N
Turn your existing half-hour spec episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.9
Improve your existing script draft until it's a story that demands the reader's attention and gets you noticed
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT 726.12
Learn why and how to write responsibly about characters with rich, complex identities in this course designed to maximize representation of voices and stories in film and television.
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: July 21, 2022
SCRIPT X 428.1
Learn the fine art of writing comedy sketches and late night talk show bits 
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 28, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 412.5
Polish your screenplay draft by incorporating powerful cinematic elements and reviewing your story structure in advanced course.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: July 5, 2022
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: TBA
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: TBA
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: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.3N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing one-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.4N
Turn your existing one-hour spec episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.3N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an original pilot one-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.4N
Turn your original one-hour pilot episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: August 9, 2022
SCRIPT X 422.10
Improve your existing script draft until it's a story that demands the reader's attention and gets you noticed
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 464.1E
Learn to identify ways to improve your own scripts by adopting a toolbox of revision techniques and questions for reflection
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT 791.5
Thousands of hopeful screenwriters submit their work to the industry’s most prestigious competitions each year. Hear directly from the administrators of the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, the…
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 469.5E
Get an overview of the work of script doctors, complete with hands-on opportunities to improve scripts in progress.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
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
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 2, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 424
Take a TV pilot script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 462.4E
Learn how screenwriters can participate in the global market for television series in this workshop helping you jumpstart a project.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing for video games in this course covering foundation ideas in narrative design and collaboration.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
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: July 6, 2022
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