Become a TV Series Writer
Learn the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV drama and comedy series concepts in this ten-week 100% online course. This course will guide you through the process of concept creation – from idea inception to concept presentation.
The course starting in September is taught by Susan Bower, the course starting in October is taught by Jane Allen.
Explore the creation of a dramatic world, the ‘what if’ conceptual question, development and creation of a dynamic protagonist
The use of secondary characters, primary and secondary storylines and assembling a series concept document
Explore a wide variety of learning activities in a lively online text chat forum including viewing and analysis of existing drama and comedy
Is Writing a TV Series: Online right for you?
Do you have a great idea for a TV series? You should begin this course with the germ of an idea for a TV drama or comedy series – one that has not yet been developed into a concept or script, to work on during the course as an ongoing exercise.
You will not have completed scripts by the end of this course – the focus is on learning how to develop an idea that has a strong story engine, and characters that can keep a series alive and engaging. You will have the tools to develop other ideas after the course.
You don’t need to be an experienced writer to benefit from this course, but you do need to have a passion for storytelling and watching a lot of Television.
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What you will need
You will need to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to self-directed study, plus one two-hour online Zoom video chat session.
You will also be required to devote time to TV viewing and the production of written exercises which will receive feedback from the course lecturer.
The course is delivered online through our Online Learning Environment (Moodle) and using Zoom video conferencing.
You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a camera, sound and a reliable internet connection for the evening Zoom video sessions.
The September course is taught by Susan Bower. The first Zoom session is Thursday 1 October.
The October course is taught by Jane Allen: the first Zoom session is Tuesday 6 October.
Writing A Tv Series: Online Offerings
This price is available to all Australian screen and broadcast practitioners and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.
This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.
Conducted using Zoom and/or our OLE Moodle.
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If an attendee 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.
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