Writing for stage and screen

Discover the key elements of dramatic writing for television, cinema and the stage. Explore character and conflict, story and structure, and receive feedback on your work as you progress from first idea to finished script.
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  1. Adapting novels for TV, film and radio

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you go to the cinema today or switch on a TV drama, you're very likely to be watching a script based on a novel. Adaptations are always in demand - so learn the secrets of bringing stories to life.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Comedy sketch writing

    Course Date: Sun 22 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of creating a great comedy sketch. Study the brilliance of classic sketches and learn how to deploy their techniques in your own work.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Comedy writing for TV: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 28 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamental techniques for writing situation comedy for TV. Learn how to set up your own comic world, fill it with characters, and tell your story through well-crafted scenes.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Joke writing

    Course Date: Sun 18 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Uncover the workings of the classic one-liner, practise joke writing and find out what makes a good joke. Learn how to refine and develop your own writing skills for stand up, comedy writing and pleasure.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. Page to stage: professional development module

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intense, three-week professional development module open to playwriting students, culminating in a one-act competition/series to be held at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in mid-August 2017.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £153.00

  6. Playwrights' ideas workshop with Dawn King

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come with an idea for a play you're working on or hope to write, and spend two days exploring, testing and stretching that idea through exercises that you can then apply to new work in the future. For experienced writers.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £40.00

  7. Playwriting: a taster

    Course Date: Sun 15 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wanted to write a play? Spend a day working on character and dialogue, learn how to tell a story in a dramatic and powerful way, and find out if playwriting is for you.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Playwriting: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamental techniques of writing for the stage. Get to grips with dialogue, character, story and structure, and start work on your own play.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  9. Playwriting: stage 1 (continuation)

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to explore the key elements of dramatic writing, and benefit from supportive and detailed feedback on your own work. New students with some playwriting experience are welcome to join.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  10. Playwriting: stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Review the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This workshop is for experienced playwrights with ongoing projects.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. Playwriting: stage 2 (continuation)

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This advanced workshop programme is for experienced students who have already completed Playwriting: stage 2 or equivalent. Continue to revise your work and explore aspects of dramaturgy in greater depth.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £112.00

  12. Screenwriting for TV and cinema

    Course Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered what goes into writing a screenplay or TV script? How is it different from theatre, radio or prose? Learn the basics of the craft and develop a script of your own in this creative and analytical workshop.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Screenwriting: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to write scripts but don't know how to start? Discover the basics of screenwriting - character, conflict and more - on a course that's designed to help you shape your ideas and get your story going.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Screenwriting: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to write for the screen on this practical, introductory course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  15. Screenwriting: stage 2

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to explore the secrets of successful screenplays and receive feedback on your ongoing project. Suitable for experienced screenwriters.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

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