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  1. Tourist Trap

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  1. Tourist Trap

    Find out how teacher Huw Davies got to contribute to the new mockumentary comedy from BBC Wales

    Find out how teacher Huw Davies got to contribute to the new mockumentary comedy from BBC Wales


  2. The Break – Series 4 now open for submissions

    Short dramatic monologues, Series 4 set and produced in Northern Ireland

    Short dramatic monologues, Series 4 set and produced in Northern Ireland


  3. Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018

    A £5K Bursary for comedy writer-performers to fund future development with the BBC

    A £5K Bursary for comedy writer-performers to fund future development with BBC commissioning.

Welcome to BBC Writersroom

Make inspiration happen.Danny Brocklehurst

BBC Writersroom works with writers at every stage of their career. 

We discover, develop and champion new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK. 

We’re based in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.

 

 

Writer Development

Drama Room Day Two

Radio Drama – Top tips and introductions

The Script Gym

Flex your writing muscles with a series of exercises

Find out more

Find out more

Be Inspired – Watch Interviews

  • BBC Writersroom interviews... James Cary

    BBC Writersroom interviews… James Cary

    On working as a non-performing comedy writer – from the Edinburgh Fringe via Radio and TV. Plus what’s the future of the studio sitcom format?

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    BBC Writersroom interviews… Peter Foott

    The award-winning writer and director behind the film and TV series ‘The Young Offenders’.

  • BBC Writersroom interviews... Matthew Hall

    BBC Writersroom interviews… Matthew Hall

    The creator of hit BBC Wales and S4C drama Keeping Faith.

  • Emma Reeves

    Emma Reeves

    Writer on CBBC shows including The Worst Witch, Eve, Hetty Feather and The Dumping Ground.

  • Nicole Taylor

    Nicole Taylor

    The BAFTA and RTS award-winning screenwriter of dramas including ‘The C Word’ and ‘3 Girls’.

  • Writersroom interviews... Gemma Arrowsmith

    Writersroom interviews… Gemma Arrowsmith

    Comedy writer and performer on CBBC sketch shows and with Tracey Ullman

  • The Dawson Bros

    The Dawson Bros

    They describe trying to crack the US comedy pilot season.

  • John Yorke

    John Yorke

    John Yorke has run both BBC and Channel 4 drama and is currently at the helm at EastEnders. He shares some great advice on story structure and common errors made by new writers.

  • Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom

    Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom

    Find out how we work with writers and directors across the UK and some highlights from 2017.

  • Writersroom interviews... Sian Harries

    Writersroom interviews… Sian Harries

    Comedy writer with credits including Man Down starring Greg Davies and Rik Mayall.

  • Writersroom interviews... Andrew Davies

    Writersroom interviews… Andrew Davies

    Andrew Davies has an incredible list of screenwriting credits including War and Peace, House of Cards, Pride and Prejudice and many many more.

  • Writersroom interviews ... Kay Mellor

    Writersroom interviews … Kay Mellor

    Kay Mellor talks about the importance of anger in her – and your – writing, her groundbreaking series Band of Gold and more.

  • Writersroom interviews... Dane Baptiste, writer and star of Sunny D

    Writersroom interviews… Dane Baptiste, writer and star of Sunny D

    Dane explains the show’s title and shares his advice for other writers.

  • Writersroom interviews ... Steven Moffat

    Writersroom interviews … Steven Moffat

    Writer of Doctor Who and Sherlock.

  • Writersroom interviews ... Abi Morgan

    Writersroom interviews … Abi Morgan

    An interview with the writer of The Hour, The Iron Lady, Sex Traffic, Suffragette and the new BBC One drama River …

  • Writersroom interviews ... Jed Mercurio

    Writersroom interviews … Jed Mercurio

    The writer of Line of Duty, Bodies, Cardiac Arrest and the adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

  • Writersroom interviews ... Jack Thorne

    Writersroom interviews … Jack Thorne

    Writer of Skins, The Fades, Glue and BBC Three factual drama Don’t Take My Baby

  • Writersroom interviews ... Levi David Addai

    Writersroom interviews … Levi David Addai

    The writer of Youngers and My Murder.

  • See all interviews

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  • International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest

    International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest

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    RSL Literature Matters Awards

    Deadline: 5 December 2018. The RSL’s Literature Matters Awards aim to reward and enable literary excellence and innovation. Proposals can be pieces of writing, events, publications or productions on any subject and in any form, including (but not limited to) prose fiction or non-fiction, short stories, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, graphic fiction, biography or travel-writing.

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  1. Tourist Trap

    Find out how teacher Huw Davies got to contribute to the new mockumentary comedy from BBC Wales


  1. Tourist Trap

    Find out how teacher Huw Davies got to contribute to the new mockumentary comedy from BBC Wales

    Find out how teacher Huw Davies got to contribute to the new mockumentary comedy from BBC Wales


  2. The Break – Series 4 now open for submissions

    Short dramatic monologues, Series 4 set and produced in Northern Ireland

    Short dramatic monologues, Series 4 set and produced in Northern Ireland


  3. Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018

    A £5K Bursary for comedy writer-performers to fund future development with the BBC

    A £5K Bursary for comedy writer-performers to fund future development with BBC commissioning.

Welcome to BBC Writersroom

Make inspiration happen.Danny Brocklehurst

BBC Writersroom works with writers at every stage of their career. 

We discover, develop and champion new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK. 

We’re based in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.

 

 

Writer Development

Drama Room Day Two

Radio Drama – Top tips and introductions

The Script Gym

Flex your writing muscles with a series of exercises

Find out more

Find out more

Be Inspired – Watch Interviews

  • BBC Writersroom interviews... James Cary

    BBC Writersroom interviews… James Cary

    On working as a non-performing comedy writer – from the Edinburgh Fringe via Radio and TV. Plus what’s the future of the studio sitcom format?

  • BBC Writersroom interviews... Peter Foott

    BBC Writersroom interviews… Peter Foott

    The award-winning writer and director behind the film and TV series ‘The Young Offenders’.

  • BBC Writersroom interviews... Matthew Hall

    BBC Writersroom interviews… Matthew Hall

    The creator of hit BBC Wales and S4C drama Keeping Faith.

  • Emma Reeves

    Emma Reeves

    Writer on CBBC shows including The Worst Witch, Eve, Hetty Feather and The Dumping Ground.

  • Nicole Taylor

    Nicole Taylor

    The BAFTA and RTS award-winning screenwriter of dramas including ‘The C Word’ and ‘3 Girls’.

  • Writersroom interviews... Gemma Arrowsmith

    Writersroom interviews… Gemma Arrowsmith

    Comedy writer and performer on CBBC sketch shows and with Tracey Ullman

  • The Dawson Bros

    The Dawson Bros

    They describe trying to crack the US comedy pilot season.

  • John Yorke

    John Yorke

    John Yorke has run both BBC and Channel 4 drama and is currently at the helm at EastEnders. He shares some great advice on story structure and common errors made by new writers.

  • Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom

    Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom

    Find out how we work with writers and directors across the UK and some highlights from 2017.

  • Writersroom interviews... Sian Harries

    Writersroom interviews… Sian Harries

    Comedy writer with credits including Man Down starring Greg Davies and Rik Mayall.

  • Writersroom interviews... Andrew Davies

    Writersroom interviews… Andrew Davies

    Andrew Davies has an incredible list of screenwriting credits including War and Peace, House of Cards, Pride and Prejudice and many many more.

  • Writersroom interviews ... Kay Mellor

    Writersroom interviews … Kay Mellor

    Kay Mellor talks about the importance of anger in her – and your – writing, her groundbreaking series Band of Gold and more.

  • Writersroom interviews... Dane Baptiste, writer and star of Sunny D

    Writersroom interviews… Dane Baptiste, writer and star of Sunny D

    Dane explains the show’s title and shares his advice for other writers.

  • Writersroom interviews ... Steven Moffat

    Writersroom interviews … Steven Moffat

    Writer of Doctor Who and Sherlock.

  • Writersroom interviews ... Abi Morgan

    Writersroom interviews … Abi Morgan

    An interview with the writer of The Hour, The Iron Lady, Sex Traffic, Suffragette and the new BBC One drama River …

  • Writersroom interviews ... Jed Mercurio

    Writersroom interviews … Jed Mercurio

    The writer of Line of Duty, Bodies, Cardiac Arrest and the adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

  • Writersroom interviews ... Jack Thorne

    Writersroom interviews … Jack Thorne

    Writer of Skins, The Fades, Glue and BBC Three factual drama Don’t Take My Baby

  • Writersroom interviews ... Levi David Addai

    Writersroom interviews … Levi David Addai

    The writer of Youngers and My Murder.

  • See all interviews

More from BBC Writersroom

Some Notes on Notes

What script notes will you get and how should you deal with them?

The Writers’ Access Group

Launching a major new initiative for disabled writers

Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2018-19

For northern writers new to radio

Comedy Script Room

11 ways to make your script cut through

Black Earth Rising

Using animation where words fail

The Break – watch on BBC iPlayer

5 bold new short dramas by writers new to broadcast

Pitches, Treatments, Outlines…

What are they? And why you should learn to love them!

Continuing Drama

Find out about writing for some of the BBC’s most popular shows

  • Scriptwriting

    Scriptwriting

    Explore our Resources for help, advice, inspiration, interviews and toolkits.

  • Script Room

    Script Room

    Find out more about our submission process for unsolicited scripts.

  • Script Library

    Script Library

    From Peaky Blinders to Detectorists, Happy Valley to Rev, download and read BBC scripts.

  • Blog

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    The latest news from BBC Writersroom and posts from writers of programmes across the BBC.

Latest opportunities

  • Green Curtain Theatre - 3 Opportunities

    Green Curtain Theatre – 3 Opportunities

    Various deadlines. Green Curtain Theatre will be staging their 3rd festival of fringe plays in the summer and autumn of 2019 in London. The theme of the festival will be “Breaking Away”. They are looking for one act plays on this theme that reflect any aspect of the lives or experiences of Irish people living in multi-cultural Britain. They also have open opportunities for 10 minute monologues/duologues on the theme ‘Leaving’ and for short plays based on or connected to an Irish song.

  • International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest

    International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest

    Deadline: 15th December 2018. The third International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest is now open for submissions of bold and powerful plays for young audiences from writers worldwide.

  • RSL Literature Matters Awards

    RSL Literature Matters Awards

    Deadline: 5 December 2018. The RSL’s Literature Matters Awards aim to reward and enable literary excellence and innovation. Proposals can be pieces of writing, events, publications or productions on any subject and in any form, including (but not limited to) prose fiction or non-fiction, short stories, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, graphic fiction, biography or travel-writing.

View all opportunities

Latest scripts

  • Bodyguard

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    Read these scripts from the BBC TV Drama archive.

  • Cuckoo

    Cuckoo

    Read these scripts from the BBC TV Comedy archive.

View all scripts

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The John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television provides an exploration of writing for film, television, games, and many types of emerging media.

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It all begins with a script. Before any film, television show, web series, or video game
can become a phenomenon, you need words on a page. The John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television teaches students how to create the kinds of scripts that excite
creative collaborators, agents, managers, and investors and become real projects. The

curriculum immerses students in the SCA tradition of crafting compelling stories and

honing your narrative instincts through small workshop classes. You will learn to write

short scripts, feature-length screenplays, television episodes in comedy and drama,

web series, and scripts for games and other immersive media.

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MFA, Writing for Screen & Television ’18

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BFA, Writing for Screen & Television ’19

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written by Writing Student Katelyn Crabb

The front of the property is expansive, no other houses in
sight. Patches of grass dot the dry dirt. Read more…

Marital Arts

written by Writing Student Shirley Miller

EXT. SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD ROAD – DAY
A mail-carrier walks down the road of a row of semidilapidated
houses with fading and chipped paint. Read more…

O-Block

written by Writing Student Stanley Kalu

EXT. ROAD – DAY
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looming trees and suburban houses pass. Read more…

The Devil

written by Writing Student Nichole DeLaura

EXT. TEXAS COUNTRYSIDE – DAY
The long, flat sweep of a Texas cow pasture. Knee high golden
grass bakes in the harsh morning light. Read more…

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Undergraduate
Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing for Screen & Television is a unique, four-year program
for students who want a real career in screen and television writing. Students work with
talented writers from around the globe in small workshop-style classes, learn from top minds
in the industry and working professionals, and intern at top companies in the expanding world
of film, television, and interactive media.

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Graduate
Masters of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts, with a major in Writing for Screen & Television, is a two-year degree
program which concentrates on training screenwriters to work in the entertainment industry
and beyond. In addition to receiving an unparalleled master’s education in the craft of writing,
MFA candidates also benefit from the University’s ties to the industry’s top writers, directors,
production companies, and studios in Los Angeles, yielding an array of internship and
mentorship opportunities.

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Comedy

The minor in comedy is designed to train students in the creation of comedic entertainment in film, television and new media. The only minor of its kind at a major research university, the Comedy Minor is for any student who takes comedy seriously.

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Screenwriting

The Minor in Screenwriting covers writing for the screen from many different points of view and allows students to explore television, film and, new media writing and all of the opportunities the Division has to offer.

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John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Kristen Davis, Program Coordinator
University Park, SCA 335
Los Angeles, CA 90089.2211
Phone: 213.740.3303
[email protected]

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Television Writing and Producing

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: TW511Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

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Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy .

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Information Session

  • Applicants are required to attend an information session in a small group. Please come prepared to speak about your interest, passion and desire to work in the television industry.

  • Resume

  • A current resume must be submitted at the Information Session. Previous industry experience is not a prerequisite for this program.

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Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $11,138.70
  • international: $16,051.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$5,569.35$7,815.50
Tuition$5,109.57$7,355.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$5,569.35$7,815.50
Tuition$5,109.57$7,355.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start – $420 Winter start – $280 Summer start – $140

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Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can’t find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be
considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the
availability of the space in the program. To check program availability
refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages or
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Humber’s Television Writing and Producing graduate certificate program prepares you to work as a television writer and producer, and to work in the production offices and on sets of current major television shows.

You will learn how to write, as well as create and produce, all genres of television shows from half-hour situation comedy, animation, children’s, one-hour episodic, reality and lifestyle to late night comedies, short films and screenplays. You will work with award-winning writers; producers; directors; set designers; editors; directors of photography; and development and network executives from Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles to learn the lucrative and creative business of television and film. Learn from well known guests, lecturers and faculty how to create, write, develop, pitch and sell the ideas that may one day lead to successful employment in writers’ rooms, production offices and on sets of major network television shows.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Semester 1

BDC 5000: TV Production 1
BDC 5001: TV Critique 1
BDC 5002: TV Direction 1
BDC 5003: TV Creative Producing 1
COMM 5003: Writing for TV Comedy 1
COMM 5004: Writing for TV Hours 1
COMM 5005: Writing for TV Movies and Film 1

Semester 2

BDC 5500: TV Production 2
BDC 5501: TV Critique 2
BDC 5502: TV Direction 2
BDC 5503: TV Creative Producing 2
COMM 5553: Writing for TV Comedy 2
COMM 5554: Writing for TV Hours 2
COMM 5555: Writing for TV Movies and Film 2


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Outline the requirements for various scripts including Movies of the Week, Variety Television, Children’s Programming and Dramatic Series.

  • Create “spec” scripts of types including Movies of the Week, Variety Television, Children’s Programming and Dramatic Series.

  • Calculate profit and sales figures for given productions.

  • Summarize trends in television sales, production and markets.

  • Prepare strategies for pitching and packaging new products.

  • Provide a critical summary of all the technical requirements associated with television production and give examples of the problems and challenges encountered in production areas such as sound, lighting, space, sets, animation needs, camera operation, make up, costume design and music.

  • Perform the duties of a director or a director’s assistant.

  • Demonstrate the skills of a story analyst, reader production assistant and writer’s assistant.

  • Demonstrate the responsibilities and functions of a theatrical agent.

  • Outline the entrepreneurial skills needed by script writers.

  • Network with well-known television writers and producers.

  • Exhibit team building and communication skills and profit from exercises that encourage self-understanding, peer respect and professional behaviours.


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Distinguished Faculty

Our award-winning faculty, industry professionals and well-known guest lecturers help students learn to create, write, develop, pitch, and sell their ideas.

Lorne Frohman Deborah Bernstein Guy Mullally

Meet Our Faculty 

Job-Ready Experience

Unlike students from other programs, Television Writing and Producing graduates enter the industry armed with their own spec or original script(s) in the any of the following genres: situation comedy, children’s half-hour, animation, one-hour episodic, short film, screenplay, reality, and late night comedy. These scripts are invaluable writing samples that open doors for many grads. 

Student Success Stories 

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Some of the graduates of this program are presently working as writers and producers at major television networks and major independent production companies. Some are working on popular television shows on CTV, CBC, NBC and MTV such as Big Brother, Bitten and New Girl. There are graduates currently running top animation TV series and working as literary agents in major agencies in Toronto.

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