WSQ Write a Sitcom Script

SSG Course Ref No.: CRS-Q-0023428-CI / Funding Validity Period: 21 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2020

This unit may be taken as part of the WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Script).


Stay in tune with humour and tickle funny bones with a well-developed sitcom script.



Laughter is the best medicine. Sitcoms or Situation Comedies belong to a genre of comedy featuring characters that share a common environment like a home or a workplace. A staple of mainstream television entertainment, there is never a lack of good sitcom writers and good sitcom scripts.

This unit focuses on writing for a situational comedy (sitcom), with an emphasis on technical knowledge and how to use tools and methods to create humourous situations and dialogue. Participants will acquire the basis know-how in developing a concept for a sitcom pilot, creating a story for an episode, and writing an episodic script.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the three-act structure of storytelling
  • Develop characters, arcs and the series bible
  • Understand the mechanics of humour
  • Develop a concept for a sitcom pilot that has commercial potential to television stations
  • Develop a story for an episode of a sitcom to meet the requirements of the series
  • Write the sitcom script to meet the requirements of the series


Who Should Attend

Script Writers, Screen Writers, Directors, Executive Producers, Showrunners, Programme Commissioners, Network Executives, Executive Producers


(Duration) Date

(41 Hours) Please email for the course schedule.

Registration Closing Date: -



7:00pm to 10:00 (Weekdays)

9:00am to 6:00pm (Saturdays)


Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Application Fee: S$53.50 -Waived-


Course Type: Category A

SSG Funding* (70%)

MCES or ETS Funding* (90%)

WTS Funding* (95%)

Full Course Fee S$3,600.00 S$3,600.00 S$3,600.00
SSG Funding (S$2,520.00) (S$2,520.00) (S$2,520.00)
Nett Course Fee S$1,080.00 S$1,080.00 S$1,080.00
7% GST S$75.60 S$75.60 S$75.60
Total Fee Payable S$1,155.60 S$1,155.60 S$1,155.60
Additional Funding (S$0.00) (S$720.00) (S$900.00)
Nett Fee Payable S$1,155.60 S$435.60 S$255.60

*SkillsFuture Funding (SSG Funding), Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES Funding), Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETS Funding), Workfare Training Support Scheme (WTS Funding) - Fundings from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) are applicable to Singapore Citizens and/or Permanent Residents only. Terms and conditions apply. For more information on funding available, click here


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