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Sitcom Writing

A family enjoying a comedy show

Learn how to write for sitcom entertainment

Making people laugh can often be a difficult but rewarding writing challenge. Using a collaborative approach, we will conceive, develop, and outline an original sitcom pilot script. Early classes will focus on developing overall concepts, story elements, and characters as writers work up to drafting an outline. We will also analyze pilots of existing network and streaming channel shows by reading scripts in order to gain a better understanding of world-building, character development, and story beats. Table reads during class will help determine what is working as well as any potential opportunities for improvement.

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Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the story beats in a sitcom
  • Describe the creative process entailed in conceiving and plotting
  • Develop characters and concepts for a TV show


Course Schedule

TypeDateTimeLocation
Online (Instructor-led)Apr 11, 2022 to May 16, 20227:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Sitcom Writing Course Information

Contact Hours
12 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $425.00

Instructor
Michael Sokol