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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 432.888
Take your previously written half-hour scripts and maximize their comedic potential in this advanced workshop focusing on story development.
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 445.1
The writing of powerfully constructed scenes featuring compelling characters is the key to any screenplay or dramatic teleplay's success. This intensive workshop gets you writing and rewriting…
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 432.99
Take a script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
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 431.67
Great, funny, compelling dialogue is easier than you think. It comes when you focus on one single thing: your moral premise.  There’s a vice, and a virtue, ready to argue with each…
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 488.68
This course concentrates on your preparation to apply to and succeed in a Master of Fine Arts program in screenwriting. You focus on preparing the required writing samples to show off your skill and…
FILM TV X 432.67
Take a finished screenplay draft to the next level in this workshop for advanced students seeking input to polish their project and send it out into the world.
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 433.89
In television, you invite characters and their world into your living room to share the couch. They become your friends. You invite them back in on a regular basis because you have bonded with them:…
Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 431.11

Develop a toolbox of practical techniques for diagnosing what works and what doesn’t in your completed script draft, and prepare a strategy to revise and rewrite.

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…
Format: Classroom
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 433.99
Take a TV pilot script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
FILM TV 776.5
Get practical advice on positioning yourself and your writing for a successful career in feature film and TV writing.
Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 434.19
It’s become a challenge to get film and television executives to read your material, especially if you’re an unproduced writer. Whether your project is a feature film or television pilot,…
Format: Classroom
FILM TV X 430.5
Get an overview of the entire animation script writing process from concept to completion.
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 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 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 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 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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