Workshop DescriptionWorkshop Name: 12-Week Evening Television Writing Workshop
During this hands-on workshop, students get practical experience in screenwriting, learning the development techniques of the writer’s room, as well as how to write a script for television. To establish fundamental knowledge in the craft, students also study existing shows and their format and structure, create episode ideas for those shows, develop an idea for an original series, build a series proposal for it, and write the pilot script.
Throughout the program, students will engage in discussion and critique of their writing, as well as their classmates’ writing. During the workshop, students able to obtain a discounted download code of Final Draft software from the Bursar.
NYFA also offers the possibility to learn screenwriting from anywhere through a variety of online screenwriting workshops.
To learn more about NYFA’s screenwriting workshops, see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.
Introduction to Television
This course introduces students to the basics of writing for television, with an eye towards helping them develop their idea in the workshop classes. Students will explore the core concepts and structure of both half hour and hourlong television, and study scenes from existing television series to help students decide what they will need when building their series. Students will develop ideas for existing series and workshop practice scenes to build their television writing skills. Lessons include: Story Engines, World Building, Season Arcs, and Characters.
Television Pilot Workshop
In Television Pilot Workshop, students will develop the concept and voice of an original television series of their creation, before writing the script for the pilot episode. Students will initially pitch several ideas for a series. Once students choose their series idea, they will pitch, plot, outline the story and create a series proposal. Once this is done, they will write a first draft of the pilot script.
TIMES AND BREAKDOWN BY WEEK
This is a part-time program held in the evenings from:
- New York campus: 7 PM to 9:30 PM EST
- Los Angeles campus: 7:40 PM to 10:20 PM PST
To learn more, please request information.
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.