The Writers Room: What it's like to write for Sitcom Comedy Television

Units: 2
Student Level: Intermediate

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart
Schedule: Tues / Thurs Time 1:00 - 4:20PM
Orientation: Jun 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Max. Seats: 12
Faculty: Jim Staahl

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About the Class
Ever wonder what it’s like behind the closed doors of a Comedy Sitcom writing room? Look no further! USC’s “The Writer’s Room: What it’s like to write for Sitcom Comedy Television” class gives you the knowledge and experience of working in a TV sitcom comedy writing room!
This class is specially designed for motivated students with strong interest in comedy screenwriting who desires to explore all steps necessary to complete a half-hour sitcom script. Students will write a script for an existing (still in production) half-hour television series during a concentrated six-week time frame.
It is recommended for students to have…:
  • A background in screenwriting
  • Experience in story structure
  • Possess strong collaboration skills
  • Establish strong characters
Because of the intensive nature of this course, the class will function as a sitcom writers’ room. In this way, both instructor and other students will be able to provide support, critical feedback, and ideas – all with the collective goal of helping each student complete their sitcom script by the end of the course.
*All projects are created outside of scheduled class time.*
INSTRUCTOR(S): James Staahl
*Please note that dates and times of the course are subject to changes. Additional tutorials are taught during outside hours.*
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