Advanced Workshops in Screenwriting and Writing for Television

Advanced Workshops

If you have met the requirements to enroll in an advanced workshop, you may call the Professional Programs office directly at 310.825.6124 to enroll. Tuition for each advanced workshop is $1475.

We announce our advanced workshops about six weeks before each quarter begins here on this page and on our private alumni page. Enrollment is first-come, first-served.

In an Advanced Workshop, students may either rewrite a script they have already completed, or write an entirely new script within the 10-week quarter. Students meet once per week for three hours to participate in an intensive round-table analysis of their work. The Advanced Workshops, like the workshops in the Professional Program, are modeled after the MFA screenwriting program's "434" 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 (online) and ten students per class (on campus) and are led by professional writers.

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.

Summer 2018 Schedule


Advanced Screenwriting (online)
To be announced shortly.

Please note: Advanced workshops in Screenwriting are only available to students who have successfully completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting.


Advanced Writing for Television (online) 

Mondays, 6-9 p.m. PST, June 25, 2018
Instructor: John Strauss 

In this workshop, advanced students may write either one-hour or half-hour comedy, dramedy or drama scripts.

Please note: Advanced workshops in Writing for Television are only available to students who have successfully completed the Professional Program in Writing for Television.

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