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Web Series Development

This is a specially designed program for college students in Latin America and Spain. It is taught remotely in Spanish (with some master classes in English). International students should know basic English to navigate the course site and appreciate talks by guest speakers.

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A five-week intensive program on creating a short-form television program

The Web Series Development Program is designed to explore the process of development and screenwriting of an independent short-form television series, otherwise known as web series. It will be taught, in Spanish, in a workshop format based on the operation of a professional writers room. We will focus on pitching ideas, script development and the revision of the different roles that make the writers room a creative and dynamic environment. The program also includes three master classes (in English) with important faculty and industry professionals.

Upon successful completion of this course, student will:

  • Recognize the structure and organization of a typical writers room of a television show
  • Develop original short-form television series, either as a showrunner, story editor or staff writer
  • Create Pitch Briefs, Season Outllines and Episodes for a television series created by themselves or one of their classmates

Students should note that this course will be in a Workshop format. That means that you must submit on time your assignments so showrunners may read and critique them. It also means that you must participate in session discussions of your classmates’ projects. We will function as closely to a Writers Room as we can, and that entails enthusiastic participation and offering constructive criticism, even if it’s not your own work. If you are not willing to do this, you must reconsider taking this course.

Students should have access to a stable desktop or laptop computer, running either Mac OS or Windows and equipped with a webcam, to complete the coursework. A reliable Internet connection to participate actively with video and audio is needed. Students will be asked to install some screenwriting software and must have full administrator rights to their computer in order to do so.

Questions? Please contact Yolanda Mondragon, Associate Director - DePaul CDM, Institute for Professional Development, at 312-362-6276 or ymondrag@depaul.edu.

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Dates

Summer Quarter 2021:

  • Registration Deadline:May 24, 2021
  • Tuition Deadline:May 26, 2021
  • Classes Begin:June 7, 2021
  • Classes End:July 6, 2021

Meeting Pattern

Online: Sync Section

Days & Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 10:20 a.m. to 1:30 pm. (U.S. Central Time)

These classes take place at a specific time on a specific day, with the instructor and all the students meeting online using a synchronous meeting tool like Zoom. Before selecting this option, please carefully consider your ability to actively participate in video and audio with a reliable internet connection.

Fees

Summer Quarter 2021

Tuition

  • $1,000.00 US

Required Textbook

None.

Cancellation/Refunds:

Requests to withdraw from the program and receive a full tuition refund must be received no later than Friday, June 11, 2021. All requests must be submitted in writing to ipd@cdm.depaul.edu. No-Shows to the program will not be refunded.

In the event sufficient enrollment is not reached three days before the program is scheduled to begin, the program will be cancelled and participants will be issued a full refund.

Registration

Admission Requirements

The program is open to college students with a firm grasp of the Spanish language, interested in the world of television. Although the program is taught in Spanish, international students should know basic English to navigate the course site and appreciate talks by guest speakers.

Course Credit

The Web Series Development Program is catalogued as a non-credit course of DePaul University. A certificate of completion from DePaul University is awarded to those who successfully complete the program's requirements. Program requirements include reading, homework assignments, and class participation. No midterm or final exams are conducted.

  • Course #: IPD 246

The Web Series Development Program is a graded course. A final grade letter as well as DePaul transcript (upon request) will be available upon program conclusion.

Registration Process:

Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. To register, complete the Registration Form and e-mail to ipd@cdm.depaul.edu by Monday, May 24, 2021. Payment in full is due by Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Payment is made online via the student portal and the Flywire service - Instructions will be provided.



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