Writing for TV Intensive

Sydney - Jan 15 2018

AFTRS Sydney
Jan 15 2018 - Jan 19 2018
Attendance Pattern
5 Days, Mon - Fri, 9.30am -5.30pm
Course fee
$950 / $808

Do you have a great idea for a TV series but need to learn about the industry and get some more skills to take it to the next level? In this five-day intensive course you will learn the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV drama or comedy series concepts, including working in a team writing environment, and ensuring your idea has a strong enough "Story engine" to ensure longevity.
The course covers:
  • the process of concept creation from idea inception to concept presentation

  • the structure of a TV series with and without commercials

  • how to run A, B and C storylines using theme and structure

  • how to structure a 5 act episode

  • how to create a written pitch

  • writing as part of a team on an existing show

  • the role of a Story Producer and how the plotting room works

NOTE: Participants will not work on their own concepts in this class, but learn skills and techniques to apply to their own ideas after the course by creating a series idea in class groupwork and participating in a practice pitch with a guest TV Executive.


Pre requisites: All you need is a passion for writing, some great ideas and lots of enthusiasm for working in TV Drama or Comedy.


‘Love the facilities and vibe of AFTRS. Best people from the business give insight that you can’t get anywhere else. Best value for money.’

‘Learned a lot! Would recommend to anyone interested in TV writing & series development.’

‘The focus on practical skills & industry practice made this course very good value.’

‘This course completely exceeded my expectations. I loved it! I felt the course covered a lot of content and am feeling like I learnt a lot of knowledge I can apply in the real world.’

‘It was amazing to hear from someone with so much experience in the industry. It was exactly what I needed.’

Have any questions? Please get in touch: open@aftrs.edu.au or 1300 065 281

10% Early Bird Discount is valid up to 28 days from start of the course.

15% Extra Early Bird Discount is available until 30 October 2017

***DISCLAIMER*** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If a participant wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page


The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.