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ADVANCED WORKSHOPS IN SCREENWRITING AND WRITING FOR TELEVISION

If you've successfully completed the year-long Professional Program in Screenwriting, or the year-long Professional Program in Writing for Television, you may enroll in an Advanced Workshop in your corresponding program.

In an Advanced Workshop, students may either rewrite a script they have already completed, or write an entirely new script within the 10-week quarter. Students meet once per week for three hours to participate in an intensive round-table analysis of their work. The Advanced Workshops, like the workshops in the Professional Program, are modeled after the MFA screenwriting program's "434" class. Designed by former MFA Screenwriting Chair Lew Hunter and current Chair Richard Walter, Advanced Workshops are limited to no more than eight students per class (online) and ten students per class (on campus) and are led by professional writers.

Students who successfully complete three Advanced Workshops receive a certificate of completion. Workshops do not have to be taken consecutively in order to receive the certificate.

The Summer 2017 Advanced Workshop schedule is as follows:

SCREENWRITING

Advanced Screenwriting (on campus)
Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. PST, beginning June 22, 2017
Instructor: David T. Wagner
(Screenwriter of Van Wilder, The Girl Next Door, Underclassman)

Advanced Screenwriting (online) 
Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. PST, beginning June 28, 2017
Instructor: Brian Price

WRITING FOR TELEVISION
Advanced Writing for Television (on campus)
(One-hour pilots only.)
Mondays, 7-10 p.m. PST, beginning June 26, 2017
Instructor: Jill Goldsmith
(Writer/Producer: Rizzoli & Isles, Boston Legal, Law & Order)

How to Enroll: The cost for each Advanced Workshop is $1,600. To enroll, fax or mail the completed enrollment form. Enrollment is handled on a first-come, first-served basis, so faxing is the best option. Please do not call to enroll.