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Writing for Television

Writing for Television

Our Writing for Television courses explore the fundamentals of writing for a medium enjoying its golden age. From Mad Men to True Detective, Sherlock to Line of Duty, you will chart how television is made from pitch to pilot, and start to develop your first script for the small screen.

As well as in-depth analysis of your individual ideas, our TV Writing course explores ways to interrogate your own work, with exercises to test characters and develop series arcs. Learn from the very best of contemporary television through clips, discussion and analysis. 

This course is essential for anyone who loves TV, wants to develop show ideas and learn how to put together a convincing sales pitch to both agents and producers. It is suitable both for complete beginners and for more experienced writers who already have an idea they would like to develop.

WRITING FOR TELEVISION COURSE CONTENT

 

  • Exploring narrative structure for televisual writing.
  • Interrogating characters using clips and analysis from existing shows.
  • Ways to develop your dialogue and to demonstrate themes visually.
  • Script Doctoring based on a pitch developed during the course.
  • Formatting your script and approaches to pitching.
  • How to get the most out of notes and feedback.

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 structure of the course was excellent and the tutor was so enthusiastic and informative that it made the whole course very enjoyable.

Jim

The tutor was very knowledgeable and eloquent, and he went above and beyond as a teacher.

Helen

Amazing tutor. The techniques he taught us have been incredibly helpful, and he happily read our work and gave us feedback.

Dinah


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9 Nov - 14 Dec Mon 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Frazer Flintham Fora Space - Central Street £325.00
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Try our Writing Summer School

Practice writing in multiple formats, from prose to screenplay, and develop your writing style with expert advice from our team of writers.
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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 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. Please note bookings are non-transferable after 72 hours.
(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
9 Nov - 14 Dec Mon 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Frazer Flintham Fora Space - Central Street £325.00
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25 Jan - 1 Mar Mon 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Melanie Spencer Second Home, Clerkenwell £325.00
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15 Mar - 19 Apr Mon 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Jon Barton Second Home, Clerkenwell £276.25
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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 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. Please note bookings are non-transferable after 72 hours.
(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.

Writing for Television Venues


Writing for Television 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

Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses:

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