Half-Hour TV II

SCRIPT X 421.2

Go from outline to the first draft script of a half-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.

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In-Person
Remote
Online
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Refine a script story idea
  • Write the first script draft
  • Master the three-act comedy structure
  • Map career building strategies

About this course:

This workshop guides you to write a solid draft spec script from your half-hour comedy outline and move as far ahead as you can in polishing it. You begin by reworking your outline to simplify your story, nail down the essence of your characters, focus and tighten scenes, create mood and pacing, and punch up dialogue from the blueprint you've created. You then move to the writing and polishing stage. On the business side, you deepen your knowledge of the current comedy series marketplace and map out basic career building strategies. Students must bring a complete outline to the first class. All student projects must focus on current shows; no pilots. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.1 Half-Hour TV I, or SCRIPT X 421.1N Half-Hour TV Intensive I, or department approval.

Summer 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Chip Pope
386872
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jul 5, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 19, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jul 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jul 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jul 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jul 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Sep 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Jim Staahl
386873
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Jul 6, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 20, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Eric Abrams
386871
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: UCLA
ENROLL BY: Jul 6, 2022
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 20, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jul 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122
Discussion
Wed Jul 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122
Discussion
Wed Jul 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122
Discussion
Wed Jul 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122
Discussion
Wed Aug 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122
Discussion
Wed Aug 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122
Discussion
Wed Aug 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122
Discussion
Wed Aug 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122
Discussion
Wed Aug 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122
Discussion
Wed Sep 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall 122

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