101 • Introduction To Screenwriting


• A part-time course taught over 20 weeks.

• Over 40 hours of contact time

• Next runs Autumn Semester 2019 • 21st January – Dec 17th

• Starting with a taught weekend in Stratford-Upon-Avon followed by 12 x 2 hour live, online, virtual classes on Tuesday evenings.

• Learn about every stage of the screenwriting process from initial idea to fourth draft script.

• Suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required.

• Fees from £750

A detailed course schedule and syllabus for Spring Semester 2019 is below.



Each student will develop and complete a 15-20 minute short-form script (Short Form = short film, webcast comedy, viral video, sketches etc)


You will be introduced to the concepts of screenwriting through the process of writing a short film. Week by week you will develop your script from a three line premise to a 20 page script. Each week you will receive notes and feedback on your script from the course tutor.

You will be introduced step-by-step to the screenwriting process and to the function and format of the different types of documents used in that process including pitches, outline proposals, step outlines, treatments and scripts.

You will be introduced to the concepts of narrative logic, three act structure, rising jeopardy and to professional techniques for creating successful characters and dialogue.


This course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However, to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.

Minimum Age: 18 at start of course.

Required Equipment: To study on this course you will need

              • A computer with webcam and microphone
              • Evening access to a fast broadband connection
              • Daily access to an email account

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED: In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a maximum of 15 places available for each course and operate a first come, first served basis.

101 • Introduction to Screenwriting Schedule 

Saturday September 21st 11-5 Day 1 Intro To Screen Story
Sunday September 22nd 10-4 Day 2 Intro To Screen Story
Tuesday September 24 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  1
Tuesday October 1 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  2
Tuesday October 8 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  3
Tuesday October 15 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  4
Tuesday October 29 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  5
Tuesday November 5 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  6
Writing Week


Tuesday November 12 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  7
Tuesday November 19 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  8
Tuesday November 26th 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  9
Tuesday December 3 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  10
Saturday November 23rd Feedback Saturday
Tuesday December 10 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  11
Tuesday December 17 19.30-21.30 Virtual Class  12