Theatre, Film & TV

TV Writing Course

Write a pilot episode & outline for an original TV drama serial on our brand new course. With masterclasses from top TV professionals, including BBC Commissioner Manda Levin, and the Curtis Brown TV agents. *Scholarship available*

We’re proud to unveil our exciting new 18-week course in writing an original TV drama serial, working closely with Curtis Brown Creative.

Fifteen talented writers will each develop an idea for a six-part serial, write a 60-minute pilot episode and evolve a plan for a further five episodes – supported by the expert teaching of celebrated TV-dramatist Colin Teevan (former Professor of Screenwriting and Playwriting at Birkbeck), plus an in-depth one-to-one tutorial from an experienced script editor and a series of five masterclasses from leading TV-industry professionals – including Manda Levin, Senior Commissioning Editor for Development at BBC Drama and Screenwriter Tony Saint.

There’ll also be a pitching session with Curtis Brown TV & Film agents – and the opportunity to share materials with the agent team and meet them for networking drinks at the end of the course.

The course will help students to develop their work to the best of its potential and will also be highly practical – giving a real-world education about what the industry is looking for and how to pitch their work effectively. 

Across the eighteen weeks, students will work on a range of important materials as well as writing their pilot script and workshopping extracts from it. They’ll be getting advice from top professionals on how to develop their idea, and on how to write pitches, outlines, treatments, character biographies, scenes and sequences, series overviews, and more.

Find out more and apply here ››