Advanced Workshops in Screenwriting Online
If you've successfully completed the year-long Professional Program in Screenwriting, you have the opportunity to enroll in our Advanced Workshops in Screenwriting. These live video workshops meet once per week for three hours and involve round-table readings and analysis of each student's work.
The Advanced Workshops, like the workshops in the Professional Program, are modeled after the MFA screenwriting program's "434" screenwriting class. Designed by former MFA Screenwriting Chair Lew Hunter and current Co-Chair Richard Walter, Advanced Workshops are limited to no more than eight students per class and are led by professional screenwriters.
In an Advanced Workshop, the goal is for each student to start and complete a feature-length original screenplay within the 10-week quarter. Rewrite Workshops are also offered from time to time, so that students may have the opportunity to revise a screenplay that they have already completed. Online Advanced Workshops take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night (the schedule varies by quarter; for this quarter's schedule, please see below). Students who successfully complete three Advanced Workshops receive a certificate of completion. Workshops do not have to be taken consecutively in order to receive the certificate.
In order to participate in an Online Advanced Workshop, students need the following items:
• High-Speed Internet Access
• Internet Browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari
(not Internet Explorer)
• Microphone w/Attached Headset
(you can find these at office supply stores for as little as $30)
• Web cam
Online Workshop Schedule - Winter Quarter 2014
Advanced Workshop (Instructor Jenna McGrath) -- First Draft -- Mondays, 6pm-9pm PST, starting January 6
Advanced Workshop (Instructor Stephanie Moore) -- Rewrite -- Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm, starting January 7
How to Enroll
The cost for each Advanced Workshop is $1350. Currently, we are offering a $250 discount to students who have already received their Advanced Certificate and wish to participate in further workshops.
To enroll, fax or mail the completed enrollment form. Or call us at 310-825-6124 to enroll over the phone. Enrollment is handled on a first come, first served basis.