Ready for Prime Time: Writing the Dramatic TV Episode

ENGLISH 224S

Some of the best dramatic writing today can now be found on television. This class will focus on one commercial prime-time drama, past or present. Beginning with a deep immersion into the world of that show—watching all of Season One—students break into groups, coming up with their own long stories to advance the plots. Each student will pitch a story for their particular version of "Season Two"—developing an outline, tracking their storylines with the other members of their group, and finally writing a draft of an hour-long TV episode. Each student will write his or her own script—but will need to share notes, thoughts and feedback with their fellow writers. Instructor: Bell
Curriculum Codes
  • W
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • THEATRST 285S
  • VMS 220S
Typically Offered
Spring Only