Course Description

This advanced workshop focuses on creating an outline for a television pilot and series based upon source material from another medium or an original idea. Students receive critical review of their outline and in a consultation with the instructor will create an action plan for writing the TV pilot/series.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate learned elements of television writing and apply them to an idea for a pilot and a series.
  • Incorporate constructive criticism in order to revise story ideas and outlines.
  • Evaluate previously existing television shows.
  • Analyze constructs from TV shows and produced teleplays which support the student’s idea.
  • Implement television writing techniques to create an outline.

Prerequisites

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 180,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Locations

Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

College of Letters and Sciences

“Our faculty are established scholars and creators in their own fields. They are dedicated to making your entry into their disciplines a successful one, preparing you for your career as well as graduate study.”
College of Letters and Sciences
Jackson M., Class of 2021, Military Veteran