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Sitcom Writing - Beginners

Sitcom Writing - Beginners

Ever watched a sitcom on TV and thought, “I could do better”? Or have you just thought, “That looks like a fun thing to do”? Either way, our energising and playful Sitcom Writing Courses for Beginners are ideal for those who want to try their hand at situation comedy. Learn how sitcoms are constructed, how characters interact, and how stories are structured. Create and experiment with your very own sitcom under the guidance of our expert writing tutors.

You’ll watch clips, discuss current and classic sitcoms, but above all, you’ll have time to write – working with other students and coming up with characters, dialogue, action and stories.

The emphasis of the Beginners course is to have as much fun as possible learning about the craft of sitcom writing. The only requirements are a pen, paper, a sense of humour and a willingness to get involved.

 

SITCOM WRITING COURSES FOR BEGINNERS CONTENT

 

Exact course content may differ according to the course length and group size, but content generally includes:

  • Exploring what makes a great sitcom.
  • Creating central characters, antagonists, and sitcom family.
  • Analyse plot, with themes such as work, rest and play, conflict, secrets and lies.
  • Interrogating character choices and comic archetypes.
  • Understanding your audience. 
  • Tackling common misconceptions, as well as the importance of flaws.

OUR APPROACH

 

Like all of our writing courses, you’ll receive friendly, constructive feedback from your teacher throughout the course. The opportunity to discuss and share your ideas with a group of fellow writers can be an incredibly useful part of the creative process, helping you develop the style and scope of your writing.

Please note: fluency in English is essential for this course. If you have any special requirements please inform our Customer Services Team prior to your course start date so we can ensure we cater for these needs. You can call us on 0207 042 8833 or email info@city-academy.com.

Hear what our students have to say


The tutor was excellent! So knowledgeable and supportive.

Nichola

The tutor has been amazing. I've learnt so much from him and will continue to carry on with my writing.

Chareen


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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
19 Jan - 24 Feb Tue 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Simon Wright Fora Space - Dallington Street £350.00
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8 Mar - 12 Apr Mon 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Simon Wright Fora Space - Dallington Street £350.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Sitcom Writing – Beginners Venues


Sitcom Writing – Beginners tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER SCHOOL

Kick-start your writing, whether you have an existing idea that you would like to develop or you’re still looking for inspiration on our Creative Writing Summer School

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