Writing for TV Online

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Program Description

Writing for TV Online

Australian Film Television and Radio School

This is an online, ten-week course that will introduce you to the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV drama and comedy series concepts.

Enrolments for this course close on Friday 9th October at 5pm OR when the course is full. There is an online tutorial session every Tuesday evening 7-9pm from 13th October to 15th December.

The course comprises ten modules with a wide variety of learning activities in a lively online text chat forum and includes:

  • viewing and analysis of existing drama and comedy
  • online group activities
  • individual assignments and tutor feedback
  • students will be supplied with course notes for individual download.

Specific areas to be explored are the creation of a dramatic world, the 'what if' conceptual question, development and creation of a dynamic protagonist, the use of secondary characters, primary and secondary storylines and assembling a series concept document.

Participants should begin the course with the germ of an idea for a TV drama or comedy concept in mind. This should not be an idea that has already been fully developed as a concept. The intention of this course is to guide participants though the process of concept creation from idea inception to concept presentation.


There is an online tutorial session every Tuesday evening 7 - 9 pm from 14th July to 15th September. This online course requires a serious commitment by the student, it is expected that each student devote a minimum of 8 hours per week self directed work for each 2hr online session. Students will also be required to devote time to TV viewing and the production of written assignments.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


10 weeks Online tutorials, Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm

Cost & Fees

Book early to guarantee your spot and to receive a10% Earlybird Discountfor bookings made at least 28 days in advance.

Last updated January 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
10 weeks
Full time
840 AUD
Start date Oct. 2016
Australia Australia Online
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Duration 10 weeks
Price 840 AUD