1. Weekend Workshops

Writing for Television: Creating and Writing a New Series

Spend Saturday mornings in New York City learning the art and craft behind the hottest and fastest-growing area of dramatic storytelling—writing for television. From Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Atlanta, and Rick & Morty, television writing is more popular than ever, with a continuously widening array of critically acclaimed shows and styles now appearing on networks, cable channels, and web-streaming sites. In this hands-on workshop, learn scriptwriting techniques and treatment skills specific to the television industry. Focus on creating interesting stories with great characters that will have viewers binge-watching your show. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic writing that include premise, setting, characters, story idea, and narrative arc. By the end of this course, have a refined idea for a new series and completed first pages of a pilot script.

Ideal For

  • High school students in grades 9–12
  • High school students interested in a career in creating and writing a television series

You'll Walk Away With

  • A polished idea for an original series and 10 pages of a pilot script
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic writing, including premise, setting, characters, story idea, and narrative arc
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

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Application Deadline

The application deadline is January 25 for classes starting on February 2. For all other courses, applications are due one week before the course start date.

Classes Begin

Saturday, February 2, 2019

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