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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

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Spring 2019

  • Section

    001
    Tuition $450

    Please complete the online application to enroll.

    • Semester

      Spring 2019
    • Date

      Feb 2 - Mar 23
    • Day

      Saturday
    • Time

      Day
    • Format

      In-person
    • Sessions

      6
    • Faculty

    • Location

      Washington Square
    • Feb 2 - Feb 9
    • Saturday
    • 9:00AM - 12:30PM
    • Washington Square
    • Feb 23 - Mar 2
    • Saturday
    • 9:00AM - 12:30PM
    • Washington Square
    • Mar 16 - Mar 16
    • Saturday
    • 9:00AM - 12:30PM
    • Washington Square
    • Mar 23 - Mar 23
    • Saturday
    • 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    • Washington Square
  • Section

    001
    Tuition $450
    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Oct 13 - Dec 8
    • Day

      Saturday
    • Time

      Day
    • Format

      In-person
    • Sessions

      6
    • Faculty

    • Location

      Washington Square
    • Oct 13 - Oct 27
    • Saturday
    • 9:00AM - 12:30PM
    • Washington Square
    • Nov 17 - Nov 17
    • Saturday
    • 9:00AM - 12:30PM
    • Washington Square
    • Dec 1 - Dec 1
    • Saturday
    • 9:00AM - 12:30PM
    • Washington Square
    • Dec 8 - Dec 8
    • Saturday
    • 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    • Washington Square

Information Table

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

Frequently Asked Questions