The Writers’ Program offers several advanced-level courses each quarter in screenwriting and creative writing, both onsite and online. These courses are primarily workshop-based and designed for students who are well into their projects. Admission into advanced-level courses is by submission only.
The selection process for advanced courses is competitive. All applicants are typically notified of their status within 10 working days after the deadline and accepted students are expected to enroll immediately upon acceptance. We are unable to provide any comments or critiques on student submissions.
The submission deadline for some of our Winter Quarter classes has been extended.
Instructions for Submitting to Advanced-Level Courses:
Click on the name of your desired course below, fill out the corresponding application form, and follow the simple instructions.
Creative Writing (Onsite):
(Z6417) Novel Writing IV: Advanced Workshop in Writing a Novel the Professional Way with Mark Sarvas (CLOSED)
(Z6555) The Art of the Short Story: Advanced Workshop with Colette Sartor (CLOSED)
Creative Writing (Online):
(Z4017) Novel Writing IV: Advanced Workshop (Online) with Jessica Barksdale (CLOSED)
(Z6319) Novel Boot Camp: Advanced Storytelling Structure (Online) with Lynn Hightower (CLOSED)
Please note that the final refund date for any advanced course is one week prior to its start date. While waiting for permission to enroll, you may enroll in a second Writers’ Program course of your choice. If you are subsequently granted permission to enroll in an advanced course, you may drop your second choice course and transfer into the advanced course without penalty; however you will be responsible for any difference in course fees.
Submissions sent after the deadline may not be accepted. Deadlines are subject to change. Contact the Writers’ Program by phone at (310) 825-9415 for the most up to date information.
If you do not receive an email confirmation saying that your submission has been received, please contact the Writers’ Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 825-9415. The Writers’ Program is not responsible for lost submissions due to internet or mechanical failure.