Do you have a good idea for a film script but don’t know where to begin? Our practical Screenwriting short course will guide you through the complex world of scriptwriting – giving ‘top tips’ and developing skills to produce industry-standard scripts and thrive within the professional filmmaking industry.
Over the course of 10-weeks, City’s Scriptwriting course will give you the tools through every stage of the process, including:
- learning to write visually
- analysing and learning screenplay structure
- creating memorable characters
- film treatment - what is it?
- creatine standout dialogue
- writing powerful scenes
- building strong but surprising narrative.
Throughout the course, you will analyse filmscripts and clips across a range of genres and be given practical exercises to test your knowledge. You will prepare a pitch for a script idea and write and present a 1,200- 1,500 script treatment and a sample script.
The main focus is on screenwriting for the UK market but the US and European markets are also explored.
City’s Scriptwriting evening course is taught by a prize winning screenwriter and film director, with the experience to mentor you for a successful career in the filmmaking industry.
Who is it for?
City, University of London’s Screenwriting short course is perfect way to explore your passion for writing for the small or big screen. Whether you are pursuing a hobby or looking to kickstart a career in film, this course will give you a steady grounding to write scripts capably and confidently.
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This course takes place every Thursday at 18.30 for 10 weeks.
City Short Courses follow the academic year, delivering courses over three terms. These include:
- Autumn - October
- Spring - January
- Summer - April
- Delivered by an industry professional
- Taught in small groups
- Awarded a City, University of London certificate