Introduction to TV Writing

Course Description

This one-month seminar focuses on making students conversant in elements of series idea creation as well as offering a general overview of the history of television, how the TV business works and the differences between one-hour drama and sit-com writing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate varying examples of television scriptwriting for content and form
  • Analyze how television constructs are both similar and different from screenplays.
  • Critique and parse the unique conventions of the medium in understanding how the television industry initiates and produces TV scripts.
  • Implement and integrate elements unique to television sit-com scriptwriting into writing exercises.
  • Implement and integrate elements unique to television long form (dramatic) script writing into writing exercises.

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