The Writing and Producing for Television program has one goal: to prepare you for a professional career in the television industry, be it network, basic or premium cable, international or web-based. LMU provides the perfect platform for developing your craft; groups of eight unite in a non-competitive workshop setting where experimentation is applauded and the imagination encouraged to roam. You'll engage in constant revision to create a body of work that precisely conveys your artistry. Extensive hands-on production experience rounds out your immersion in this process.

Coursework in the first two years' centers on the development of spec scripts, pilots and long-form teleplays. But you'll also get a thorough grounding in writing for plays, games and the Internet and how the writers' room operates. By your third year, the creative refinement and technical skills you've acquired are funneled into a pipeline to a professional career. A scrupulous portfolio review, intensive pitching practice, and interaction with industry heavyweights mean you'll be comfortable and confident entering the workplace.

You will leave with a portfolio of speculative scripts, pilots and a webisode or trailer for a series you will write and produce. Whatever small-screen stories you choose to tell, you'll graduate with an insider's understanding of the business and the know-how you need to leap into your television career.


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Lizzie Germann '17
Balancing Life and Creativity