Oct 17, 2018  
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RTVF 034 - Foundations of Television Writing

Semester Hours: 3
Fall, Spring
This course is designed to introduce students to a writing process that they can apply to writing scripts for numerous formats of television and web media. This course will focus primarily on writing the hour-long drama and ½-hour comedy formats while also covering three-act structure, commercials, and web series. To deepen and contextualize the student’s knowledge, this class will address the historical evolution of the television writer’s role and explore career paths in writing for television. Assignments will include the various television and web formats, including complete “spec” script episodes of both a current television drama and comedy. A final group project and presentation will simulate the modern television “writer’s room” experience. This course is designed for students who are beginning their study of a wide range of media forms and have an interest in understanding the art and craft of writing for television.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Video/TV majors only . May not be taken on a Pass/D+D/Fail basis. (Formerly Foundations of Television and Web TV Writing.)

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