Animation Writing 101

Have a story you want to bring to life but not sure where to start or even what genre you want to write for? Not sure what you want to write? This is the place to start. You will learn basic techniques of screenwriting that are fundamental to all forms of screenwriting including live action and animation, feature length or episodic. You will learn basic structure and building blocks that set the foundation of what you want to write including story generation, log lines, beat sheets and basic elements to screenwriting.

If you’re excited to enter the world of screenwriting whether it be episodic, live action or animation, this is the place to begin.


This course is a pre-requisite for Screenwriting 201, Animation Writing 201 or TV Writing 201.


Registration is open now. Weeknight or Saturday class options available for this 10 week session. Step #3 includes opportunity to apply for financial aid or to sponsor someone.

1. Submit a writing sample and pay $25 evaluation fee. This is not the cost of the class, but a fee to review your writing for placement within the CEG writing program. *Screenwriting 101 is the only class that does not require a writing sample. Unsure of what to submit? Have questions? Feel free to contact us.

2. Wait for a confirmation on your placement within the CEG program. Our goal is to help you become the best you can be so it is important that you begin in the program with a solid foundation before moving on. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or for some reason didn’t hear back from us within 24 hours.

3. Apply for financial aid (if applicable).

4. Hold your spot by paying the course fee. $200 for 10 week – 1 hour sessions.

Looking for professional help in bringing to life your story for production? Professional development and writing consultation is available with non-union or union writers and producers.  Please contact us for further information. Rates vary greatly depending on credits, and previous distribution of the CEG professional.