Creating and Writing a Television Series
Spend a summer week learning the art and craft behind the hottest and fastest-growing area of dramatic storytelling: writing for television. From Stranger Things and The Handmaid’s Tale to 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 pre-college workshop, learn script writing techniques and treatment skills specific to the television industry. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic writing, including premise, setting, characters, story idea, and narrative arc. Focus on creating interesting stories with great characters that will have viewers binge-watching your show. Explore a future major or potential career paths within this exciting industry. By the end of the week, students will walk away with a polished idea for an original series and 10 pages of the script for your pilot episode.
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
- An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)
- High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
- High school students interested in a career in writing for television