Writing for TV Part 2 Online

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From Concept to Script is a ten-week online course designed to guide you in the journey from a developed TV Series concept through to the structuring of a first draft pilot. From logline to scene breakdown, you will learn strategies to get prepared for writing a first draft of a television series episode.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Each week you will be set assignments (including viewing) and homework to deliver, plus there is a weekly online text based chat sessions (Thursday evenings 7 – 9 pm). There is a three week break in the course after tutorial 8 for Christmas and New Year.

Elements of the course will include:
• developing characters and story arcs
• practical writing skills to help create a scene breakdown, hooks, commercial breaks, turning points
• tips to create dynamic scenes.

There will be some actual scene writing exercises, and by the end of the course you will work towards having a completed scene breakdown and a few key scenes written. The aim of the course is to give you the tools to complete it in your own time after the course has ended.

WORKLOAD
The workload for this course will be heavy and participants will need to do substantial work on their own to achieve the outcome. You will be expected to watch episodes and read scripts of nominated TV shows. You should allocate at least 10 hours each week plus the two hour chat session to get the most from this course.
Don’t worry – all the work will be worth it!

STUDENT FEEDBACK:

I've a new appreciation for what it takes to construct a series. Most of this is due to our lecturer...whose great experience, patience, eye for detail, generous demeanour and constructive, articulate feedback made learning this new discipline a terrific adventure.

LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE:

This course is suitable only for students who have already completed the Writing For TV online course OR you must start the course with a developed, solid concept. If you have not completed the Writing for TV online course, please contact us to discuss your series concept before enrolling.

ENROLMENT DETAILS
**ENROLMENTS FOR THIS COURSE WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER AT 9AM OR WHEN THE COURSE IS FULL. WE ONLY RUN THIS COURSE ONCE A YEAR SO DON’T MISS OUT.**

ABOUT THE COURSE LECTURER: Susan Bower

Susan Bower is a passionate storyteller who works as a writer, script editor, development team member, script producer, show runner, producer, executive producer and drama consultant on many television drama productions. Her credits include A Country Practice, Home and Away, Mirror Mirror, Sweat, Blue Sky, All Saints, McLeods Daughters, Little Oberon, Sea Patrol, and Canal Road among many others. All of these programs have sold extensively overseas.


Susan worked with FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) as the Executive Producer of the serial drama Neighbours, driving the evolution of both production and storytelling. After stepping down from this role, Bower continued with FMA as Drama Consultant working with the South East Asian Development Team. In 2014 Bower worked as Head of the Writing Team of A Place To Call Home Series 3 during the transition from free to air to cable sensibilities. The series broke ratings records for Foxtel.


As Director of Bower Bird Productions, Susan Bower has developed several drama series, a sitcom and BBP has bought the rights to Susan Kurosawa’s novel Coronation Talkies and Di Morrissey’s novel Tears Of The Moon. BBP also represents drama projects developed by other creatives. Susan Bower is delighted to re establish her relationship with AFTRS and play a part in their quest to assist creative people realise their goals.

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

***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 an enrolee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before enrolments close and get a full refund. Cancellations within 14 days of course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page.



Acknowledgement

The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the 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.