Emerson is providing this information based on its current plans and in accordance with health and safety information currently available. Emerson may, in its discretion, or under direction of government or health authorities, change plans regarding modalities of courses or activities, and physical access to any facilities.
This is a remote program. It will take place in a synchronous live format while using Zoom in EST, with asynchronous elements using our Canvas online learning management software and Google Suite.
The primary objective for the session is learning the process of developing and producing comedic television. The class will be structured around producing a pilot for a sketch comedy television series, and ways to produce content during a unique time in American history.
Class will focus on the creative development of a TV series, through the lens of sketch comedy. Lectures will focus on production elements, such as developing a pitch, writer’s rooms, lighting, sound, working with actors, production design, and editing, featuring industry professionals in each area.
Additionally, each class will focus on how to produce content during our current pandemic era, focusing on lighting, sound, editing, and other unique challenges facing content creators during this time. Students will develop and produce material for an original TV production and create content as assigned.
TV Writing and Production is a non-credit program.