Advanced Screenwriting: Writing for Television

SPOTS AVAILABLE! — Upperclassmen may still apply for this course until September 12, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Details

This advanced screenwriting course will introduce students to the post 1990’s “golden age of television” and outline the differences between writing for film and a scripted TV series. Students will be required to watch a television pilot each week and engage in an in-depth discussion about its structure, pacing, character development, etc. Each student will formulate and pitch an original series idea and write their own pilot, (50-60 pages) due by the end of the semester.

Sample reading list:
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones
JJ Abrams & Damon Lindelof, Lost
Terence Winter, Boardwalk Empire

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly writing assignments. 60 pages of reading per week

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen. Students must have taken two prior CWR courses.

Application required.



C01 - Susanna Styron

Friday, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.


Susanna Styron