Course Spotlight

Storytelling for the Screen

The Storytelling for the Screen Summer Institute focuses on writing for television. This six-week, eight-credit intensive capstone TV writing workshop will teach students (1) how to develop and write a television pitch bible for an original scripted show, and (2) how to plan and write a pilot script. Students are accepted into the institute through an application process. 

The program is divided into two sequential classes (FAMST 188SS and FAMST 188WS), each taught over three weeks. Classes will place a strong emphasis on story and will model the industry-standard TV development process, with pitches, simulated writers’ rooms, and weekly talks from distinguished industry guests. This program is generously supported by the Rick Rosen Storytelling for the Screen fund. For more information about the institute and the application process, click here.