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FILM TV X 450.1
Learn how screenwriters can adapt literary work into scripts in the first of a two-part series.
Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 432.5
Get individualized feedback on your script in progress in this workshop for advanced screenwriting students.
Format: Online
FILM TV X 487.65

Learn the television landscape featuring shows by and for women in this class designed to help you leverage your unique voice to tell these essential stories.

FILM TV X 430.6
Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing half-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.
Format: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 431.6
Go from outline to the first draft script of a half-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
Format: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 430.4
Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing 1-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.
Format: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 431.4
Go from outline to the first draft script of an hourlong series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
Format: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 433.71
Learn to create characters audiences will love and remember in this workshop for beginning and intermediate film and TV writers.
FILM TV X 431.102
This course helps experienced screenwriters complete their new script in a collaborative environment.
Format: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 431.101
This course puts experienced screenwriters on track to complete a new script in a supportive community of like-minded writers.
Format: Online
FILM TV X 437.99
Choose and develop your best story ideas as you incorporate classic story principles to craft a powerful, memorable script.
Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 439.31

Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing TV series in this intensive two-weekend workshop.

FILM TV X 433.77
Research always pays off (and not just when it comes to historical works of fiction). This is especially true when it comes to things that we think we know, things we’ve seen depicted before,…
FILM TV X 474.1
Build powerful stories by placing character relationships at the center for your script.
Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 439.22
Network and cable one-hour dramas have never been better, and the key to creating a strong hour-long spec script--regardless of the genre or outlet—is an airtight story and outline. In this…
FILM TV X 439.23

Turn your existing one-hour script outline into a script draft as you learn about the television industry from guest speakers in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.

Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 433.79

Learn to distill your feature film idea into a variety of pitch formats while ensuring you understand where your story fits in the greater marketplace and artistic landscape.

FILM TV X 431.77
Learn the techniques of character-driven storytelling in this workshop focusing on the most in-demand skills for today's TV writers.
Format: Classroom
FILM TV 785.56
Join a panel of current TV showrunners, writers and producers as they reveal their journey to a writing career and to creating, scripting, and running the popular TV series – and describe their…
FILM TV 733.999
Podcasting’s exploding popularity has spurred a flurry of new opportunities in audio storytelling. Whether you are a seasoned print writer or a beginning audio producer, you come away with the…
FILM TV X 432.1
Get insider tips on how to identify the best managers and agents who can take your career to the next level.
Format: Online
FILM TV X 433.584
Dive into pilot writing with this course exploring the balance between the business and creative sides of TV series development.
FILM TV X 431.999
Learn what goes into a successful TV pilot as you develop your original idea into a concise pitch document.
Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 430.72
We are all familiar with the motion picture or TV drama whose plot falls nicely into place like pieces of a puzzle, logical in every way, yet unmoving; its meaning unexpressed; its promise…
FILM TV 776.5
Get practical advice on positioning yourself and your writing for a successful career in feature film and TV writing.
FILM TV 786.56
Get the inside scoop on landing one of these coveted fellowship awards that help writers break into the TV writing business.
Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 430.73
Elevate your comedy writing by incorporating techniques from improv in this course for beginners looking for an edge.
FILM TV X 478.39
Learn how studios review and approve screenplays as you get hands-on experience in the critical art of writing coverage on scripts.
Format: Online
FILM TV X 430.59
Learn how screenwriters create a powerful emotional responses in viewers in this intermediate course for students familiar with script structure.
Format: Online
FILM TV 731.67
This course guides you through the landscape of writing for kids and family television. What is it like to pitch a TV show or movie for a kid’s network? What should you expect writing on the…
FILM TV X 440A
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: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 440B
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: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 440C
Tackle writing the second act of your script and learn powerful creative techniques in our third course in the screenwriting sequence.
Format: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 440D
Finish the third act of your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
Format: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 432.6B
A key component of every television writing portfolio is an original writing sample which illustrates both the "voice" and saleable capabilities of a new writer. This workshop guides you to…
FILM TV X 431.7
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: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 432.7

Finish your half-hour pilot script as you rework, refine, and revise your progress made until you reach the end.

FILM TV X 432.4B
For advanced writers, this course teaches you to craft a series-ready one hour pilot with vivid characters in a fully realized story world.
Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 442.1

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

Format: Classroom | Online
FILM TV X 442.2

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.

FILM TV X 433.7
Turn your TV pilot outline into a complete script with a vivid storyworld with complex characters.
Format: Classroom | Online
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