101 • Introduction To Screenwriting


KEY FACTS

• A part-time course taught over 20 weeks.

• Over 40 hours of contact time

•  12 x 3 hour live, online, face to face, classes.

• Unlimited live, online, face to face, tutorials.

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

• Suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required.

• Fee £1000



OUTPUT:

Each student will develop and complete a 20-30 minute short-form script (Short Form = short film, webcast comedy, viral video, sketches etc)


WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

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.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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
              • Access to a fast broadband connection
              • Daily access to an email account