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Writing a TV Series: Online

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Become a TV Series Writer

Learn the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV drama and comedy series concepts in this ten-week online course. This course will guide you through the process of concept creation – from idea inception to concept presentation.

Explore the creation of a dramatic world, the ‘what if’ conceptual question, development and creation of a dynamic protagonist.

Explore 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.

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.

Meet Your Tutors

Susan Bower

Susan Bower is a passionate storyteller who works as a writer, script editor, development team member, script producer, show runner,…

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What you will need

This is an introductory course. You do not need to have any previous experience but a passion for writing is a must. You will need to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to self-directed study, plus one 2-hour online text based synchronous chat session. You will also be required to devote time to TV viewing and the production of written assignments.

All text based chat sessions are recorded and transcripts available once the session has finished.

You must have an internet connection (broadband wired OR wireless 3G or 4G/LTE), Google Chrome, and the ability to enable cookies within your web browser.

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

Writing A Tv Series: Online Offerings


05 Feb 2020 to 16 Apr 2020
10 x THURS 7pm-9pm AEDT video chat sessions, commencing TUE 11 FEB. Enrolments close Wed 5 Feb

Early Bird Industry Price:

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.

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.


For more information call 1300 065 281, or register for future offerings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** 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 you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

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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