2022-2023 Catalog

MAC 222 Creating and Writing Television/Streaming Series

This creative writing workshop will focus on fictional episodic and serialized series, also known as television shows or streaming series. Students will be required to develop their own original fiction series concept. The emphasis will be on developing a professional and impactful series pitch. This will involve extensive writing and verbal pitching. A full pilot script will be outlined but not written. Students will also analyze existing series and will engage in thoughtful critique of their own work and the work of their peers.  Screenings, readings, and discussions will also explore the influence that changing distribution and viewing patterns have on modes of storytelling and diversity/inclusion. This course is focused on live-action single camera dramas, live-action single-camera comedies, and, to a lesser extent, animated series. No sitcom/multi-camera comedy ideas will be considered or created.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts