Writing Episodic Drama

COM FT 512

Deals with the process and techniques of writing a dramatic series for commercial network and cable television. Students will select a current prime-time drama, develop A, B, and (possibly) C stories for an episode, and complete a Writer's Draft and polished First Draft, suitable for a Writer Portfolio. Lectures will include the life of a working television writer, one-hour story, structure, genres, and character development. We will view and analyze TV series from the past and present, and focus on proper drama script format, character development and voice.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Miller COM B25 T 12:00 pm-3:00 pm WebReg Restricted
Stamped Approval
Pre-Req: FT310

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Miller COM B25 R 12:00 pm-3:00 pm WebReg Restricted
Stamped Approval
Undergraduates
& 1st year
Television Grad
Pre-Req Ft 310
Class Full

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Laskey M 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Stamped Approval

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Braudis W 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Stamped Approval
Grad Only

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