01 W 7,8 CAC 67662 MARTINEZ MU -002
02 M 7,8 CAC 67989 NUTT MU-002
03 TH2, 3 CAC 68120 PEARLSTEIN MU-002
04 W 2,3 CAC 70502 PEARLSTEIN MU-002
05 F 4,5 CAC 71097 NUTT MU-002
This course is intended to introduce students to the basics of screenwriting, including: dramatic action, story, structure and character.
04-Writing for Television
In this course students will be introduced to the basics of professional TV writing. Through the analysis of Sitcoms, Hour Dramas and Comedy Sketches students will become familiar with all of the fundamentals of a strong teleplay. Group and individual exercises will lead each student to create an outline, a treatment and then a complete draft of a television show in whichever style they choose.
Focus will be placed on all of the major dynamics of a strong dramatic structure. The group will explore topics such as Finding Stories, Working with a Cast of Characters, Scene Structures, Dramatic Tension, Writing Dialogue and Creating Satisfactory Resolutions.
A range of classic and contemporary television programs will be studied including the works of Norman Lear, Susan Harris, MTM Productions, Stephen Bochco, Sid Caesar, Tina Fey and Dave Chappelle.