The TV Writers Studio is not a classroom. You are encouraged to think of it as an apprenticeship, albeit one with GPAs, transcripts, and schedules. The program uses a unique teaching and learning approach that mimics the real world of contemporary television writing.
However, students will be grounded in the structure and theory of dramatic writing. The Cohort will be exposed to the craft of television writing and guided in developing an insider's knowledge of the industry while examining the historical, theoretical, and entrepreneurial issues connected to the field. By the end of two years, candidates for the degree will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the field of television script writing and the craft of producing. They will be expected to communicate their ideas effectively, both orally in class sessions as well as in their writing.
The “curriculum” is broken down in the following way and will culminate in 48 credits:
- Writer’s Table: Collaborative Work Environment (Part II)
- New Media and the Internet: Getting Your Stuff Online
- Industry Guests