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Tim Ferguson’s Narrative Comedy Short & Advanced Courses

You may have watched a lot of comedy. But have you really looked at it?

These intensive one and two day courses offers processes and insights necessary for professional screenwriters to expand their skills base into narrative comedy for television and film, focusing on the principles of jokes and narrative humour. These principles are ancient, fixed and universally applied through all good comedies.

Tim Ferguson Short Course 

The short course operates by way of lectures, script analysis and the viewing of narrative comedies. Some course time will also be devoted to exercises and workshopping.

Participants are presented with processes and principles for devising comic conflict, metaphors, juxtapositions, reversals, story structures, knowledge differentials, pathos, subtext and the rhythms of comic dialogue.

Attendees will be shown how to construct a comedy film or TV show, making choices in terms of theme, sub-genre, character, structure, morality, style and tone, and concludes with tips for formulating treatments or series bibles and pitching concepts to the film or television markets.

Click on the following links to reserve a place.

PERTH (May 31 – June 1) in association with the Australian Writers’ Guild.

Dates for Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney to be announced.

Tim Ferguson Advanced Course

Do you have a comedy concept that you’d like to develop further? This is your chance to workshop your ideas with an expert in the field.
If you’ve already done Tim Ferguson’s Narrative Comedy Writing Short Course, you’ll know how to construct jokes, build comic characters, and structure stories.

So what next?

If you have a treatment, script, or pitch document that you’re ready to take to the next level, this is the course for you. Tim will work with you in a small class to develop your concepts and ready them for working with production companies or networks.

Tim’s experience and teaching gives you the tools to analyse and bring your own ideas out of the ether and into concrete form.

To ensure each student is able to dedicate time to his or her individual project, the places for this course are strictly limited.