Writing Episodic Drama for Television

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 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Miller COM B29 T 12:30 pm-3:15 pm Stamped Approval
Pre-Req: FT310

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Miller COM 323 M 2:30 pm-5:15 pm Stamped Approval
Tv Grads only

SPRG 2018 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Braudis COM 303 T 8:00 am-10:45 am Stamped Approval

SPRG 2018 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Braudis COM 303 W 2:30 pm-5:15 pm Stamped Approval

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