103 • Authored TV Drama


• A part-time course taught over 20 weeks.

•  12 x 3 hour live, online, virtual classes + unlimited online tutorials.

• Develop a new Bible and first episode of your new TV drama series.

• Suitable for writers with some professional or proto-professional* experience or who have completed  some other screen writer training (including ScreenWrite 101 or 102).

• Fees from £1400.

(*Proto-professional might include deferred fee production, online video’s or spec script development)


Each student will develop and write a ‘Bible and First Episode script of a new TV drama series.


With the explosion of video on demand services such as HBO, Netflix, and Amazon we have seen the birth of the second Golden Age of TV drama. Hollywood talent that even 15 years ago would never have considered working in television are flocking to make this new narrative form which Chris Jury describes as ‘episodic film’. This course guides you through the process of devising and developing your new TV series through to third draft script and series Bible. The course covers the history of television drama, the global television industry, Showrunning, the writing process and how to get from script to screen.


Evidence of professional or proto-professional writing experience or previous screen writing training (including ScreenWrite 101 or 102).

You should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.

Minimum Age:  18 at start of course.

Required Equipment: To study on this course you will need

• A computer with webcam and microphone
• Access to a fast broadband connection
• Daily access to an email account

103 • Authored Television Drama Series syllabus includes:

        • What is TV drama and where did it come from?
        • The contemporary TV drama landscape.
        • Story, structure & form in the TV drama
        • Conceiving and conceptualising a TV drama
        • The Series Bible
        • Series Plotting
        • Series Character Arcs
        • Treatments
        • Script Editing, Revising and Redrafting
        • Episode Plotting
        • Scene by Scenes
        • Dialogue
        • The Script
        • Showrunners
        • Taking A Series To Market I
        • Taking a Series To Market II

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