In-person classes have a dedicated instructor to guide you, assignments to help you make progress, and evening meeting times to connect you with classmates. You’ll get a high level of attention and personalized feedback from your instructor while interacting with fellow students to form new connections. Classes include weekly lessons, workshopping, and assignments. There is also an ongoing online discussion forum where you can connect with your instructor and classmates between meeting sessions.
The Sitcom Writer's Room
Collaborate with aspiring TV writers to produce a spec script
- Sat, Sun 10am-4pm ET, 2 sessions full schedule
The sitcom writing experience is different from any other type of creative writing. This intensive weekend course is for writers without professional television experience who want to learn how it's really done.
This class will recreate the authentic experience of a professional writer's room to give students the feel of what it's like to work in the television industry. Students will collaborate on creating individual half-hour scripts for a current television sitcom. Everyone will be encouraged to participate, pitch ideas, and punch up jokes. There are no bad ideas.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Think, talk, and self-edit like a television writer
- Write collaboratively and brainstorm
- Understand the tone, style, and themes of a network or cable show
- Successfully pitch new ideas
- Write your episode synopsis
By the end of class, you will have:
Hands-on experience with the sitcom writing process, a solid beginning of your script, and techniques to make your writing stand out to agents, studios, networks, and executive producers.