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Course Description

Wondering why TVs big comedy lineup doesn't quite line up? Think you can do better? We agree—that's why we created this class. Our six-week workshop covers a wide variety of comedy genres including sketch, comedy/variety and scripted series, all culminating in a class that teaches you how to pitch your show to the people who can make it happen. Taught by writers who've been there and done that, this class will give you all the tools you need to create television's next comedy juggernaut. (Except the jokes. You'll need to supply those.)

 

Learner Outcomes

After this class students will be able to:


  • Describe the fundamentals of writing sketch
  • Experiment with creating unique comedic characters through exaggerated flaws and through action
  • Practice methods of character transformation in sketch
  • Identify premise, and structure a sketch around it
  • Practice how to heighten a sketch through identifying character goals and stakes
  • Identify the various outlets for comedy variety writing and how to access these outlets
  • Summarize the differences between a monologue, desk piece, pre-tape, and presenter patter
  • Explain the structure of joke writing
  • Explore tips and techniques of writing for comedy and variety television which are employed by successful writers

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Humor and Comedy Writing
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
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Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 12, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
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Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 26, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 02, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 09, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 16, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Location
  • Zoom
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 05, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 05, 2021
Instructors
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