Character and Narrative: Writing for Episodic Television
Character and Narrative: Writing for Episodic Television is a January Term Workshop taught by Andrew Hart.
These workshops will provide a detailed understanding of how popular television's serial structure provides boundless opportunities for rich character development and complex narratives for writers. Students will write solo and with others; focusing on dialogue, scene structure, episode structure, and multi-episode character and narrative arcs. Intended for creative writers and others interested in serial, narrative storytelling; these workshops are designed to help students flesh out ideas and experience working with others on writing projects. Scenes from Mad Men, Freaks and Geeks, 30 Rock, Arrested Development and other shows will be read and watched in class.