Advanced Study Writing Mondays 7-10pm

Advanced Study Writing: Advanced Writing Workshop

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 301; Acceptance into Advanced Study Sketch
Scheduled Mondays 7-10pm
Start Date Dec 2, 2019, 7:00pm
Price $500 + Fees
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 9 sessions, 3.11 hours each
Advanced Study Writing classes focus on specific topics for advanced students

Students will be expected to devote time to writing and rewriting material outside of class. 

There is no show for this class.

Students will be required to see two scripted shows at the UCB Theatre before the end of the course.

Class Size: Varies

Writing for TV Level 1 with Sean Conroy

In this class students will write a spec script for an existing show, such as The Good Place, Broad City, or Brooklyn-99.  All aspects of the process will be covered, from coming up with original stories, to pitching an episode idea, outlining it, writing a first draft, then rewriting it based on feedback.  The class will be run as closely to a real writers’ room as possible, with feedback from all students encouraged, as this is part of the actual sitcom writing process.  At the end of 8 weeks, students will walk away with a full spec script.

Students will be expected to participate extensively in class discussions.  

In addition to 8 group meetings, class also includes a half-hour one-on-one session with instructor at the conclusion of 8 weeks to go over the entire script point by point.

Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Sketch Program to register for this course. 
More information:

If you are approved for Advanced Study Sketch and wish to take this class, you may enroll now.

Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee. 

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #216

Sean Conroy, teacher

Sean Conroy

Acerbic comedian Sean Conroy is self-lacerating and constantly annoyed- at himself and everybody else- but always manages to sneak in a healthy dose of silliness and joyful charm. describes him as “intimidatingly smart, intimidatingly funny, and just plain intimidating.”

 He’s a multi-disciplined comedy tour-de-force. As a stand-up, Sean’s performed on Conan and Comedy Central. As an improviser, he was a founding member of the first ever house team at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, legendary improv group The Swarm, and has been a regular in the UCB’s flagship show ASSSSCAT for almost twenty years (in fact they asked him to perform with them when they recorded their live show for Shout Factory, still available on DVD).  He’s been a television writer for over a decade (Key & Peele, Crossballs, Dog Bites Man, Gentlemen Lobsters, Players, Love Inc.), most recently finishing up his third season as head writer of Adult Swim’s cult favorite Mr. Pickles, about a dog who’s sort of like Lassie (except he worships Satan, and is a serial killer). He’s hosted over 325 episodes of his podcast, The Long Shot (which the AV Club calls “rollicking” and “a consistent delight”).  

He enjoys good coffee, mediocre whiskey, and ship novels. Check out his website at, follow his 2017 tour at, and follow him on IG and Twitter at @seanconroy.

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