Elective | 2D Classroom. CG Master Academy
Story Development for Artists: from Idea to Reality
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Registration Starts On
May 7, 2018
Class Begins On
July 28, 2018
Joshua Pruett
Writer, Storyboard Artist

Joshua Pruett is a Primetime Emmy and Annie Award Nominated Writer, Author and Storyboard Artist best known for his work on MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, PHINEAS AND FERB, and Disney XD's MILO MURPHY'S LAW. His original, debut middle grade book series SHIPWRECKERS will launch in 2019 from DISNEY/HYPERION.

Joshua has over a decade of experience inflicting laughter on others as Storyboard Artist, Writer and Creative Consultant for Disney TV, DreamWorks Feature Animation, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks TV, Awesomeness TV, Sprout/NBC Universal, Disney China/Beijing, Zombie Bake Shop, Netflix and Paramount Feature Animation. Most recently, he developed THE HAUNTED MANSION for Disney TV with his friend and writing partner, Scott Peterson.

His first novel, THE JUNGLE BOOK: THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS THE PACK, with Scott Peterson, adapted the 2016 live action feature film into a novel for young readers. He is also the author of the short story horror anthology THE MISERY COMPANY, currently available on Amazon.com.

Visit Joshua's IMDB page here.

Course Description

Everyone has IDEAS; now learn how to take that idea/sketch/napkin drawing and build it into a STORY with relatable characters, solid structure, and themes using timeless, but simple techniques inspired by everything from ancient myths to contemporary film, books, comics and animation. Students will develop their own ideas, characters and stories using written premises, outlines, treatments, fictional biographies and character histories, becoming the absolute authorities on their invented worlds – with an eye toward preparing each student’s creative development work for real-life application in their media of choice; film, TV, animation, comics, etc.


Course Format

Course Format: Standard
Duration: 8 Weeks
Lecture Type: Pre-recorded
Assignment: Deadlines each week.
Feedback: Individual Recordings
Q&A: Once a week.

*For classes with fewer than 6 students feedback may be provided during the live Q&A session.


  • Writer
  • Storyboard Artist