SAC 311 - Writing for Television I: The Spec Script
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
SAC 210,SAC 290, SAC major.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

“Writing For Television I: The Spec Script” is a "writer’s room," just like the rooms where some of the best television is written, where students work and re-work an episode of an existing drama or comedy series until they have a script that, if it is good enough, will open doors for them as a television writer. Students go through the entire process: from pitching, through breaking story, outlining, a table read and two complete drafts. During the course, students will often be involved in workshop sessions, critiquing one another's work, and study well-known shows as a way of learning the rules of writing for television.

Course Requirements:

One complete teleplay (30-60 pages) of an existing drama or comedy, including a second draft. The class will workshop the teleplays and view episodes of the shows being written by members of the class. Students will read and discuss each other's work and are expected to complete all stages of the television writing process, from the initial pitch through the revised final draft.

SAC 311 - Writing for Television I: The Spec Script
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001 (LEC)
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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