Writing Television Situation Comedy Scripts

COM FT 522

Intense writing workshop learning how to write professional sitcom scripts. Elements of character, dramatic story structure, how comedy is created, how scenes build and progress a story, formal story outlines, dialogue, the business of sitcom writing, pitching, arc, comedic premise are analyzed. The class becomes a sitcom writing team for a current hit series and writes an original class spec script to understand the process of group writing employed on most sitcoms. Also, students write their own personal spec scripts with individual conferences with the professor.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Kahn COM B29 T 12:30 pm-3:15 pm Stamped Approval
Ugrad pre-req:
FT310

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 LaPidus COM 303 M 6:30 pm-9:15 pm Stamped Approval
Mstv Grads Only

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
D1 Kahn COM 310 F 2:30 pm-5:15 pm Stamped Approval
Ugrad pre-req:
FT310
Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 LaPidus COM 310 F 11:15 am-2:00 pm Stamped Approval
Ugrad pre-req:
FT310

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 LaPidus COM 321 M 2:30 pm-5:15 pm Stamped Approval
Ugrad pre-req:
FT310
Class Full

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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