WSQ Write a Sitcom Script

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.



  • 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



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






41 Hours



7:00pm to 10:00 (Weekdays)

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



Mediacorp Campus (Location Map)


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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