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. All our writing courses are taught by practicing writers.

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  1. An introduction to writing comedy

    An introduction to writing comedy

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out more about writing comedy? Explore every aspect of humorous scriptwriting for television, beginning with sketches, and looking at sitcoms from initial idea through to finished script.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £36.00

  2. Playwriting: an introduction

    Playwriting: an introduction

    Course Date: Sun 29 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come with an idea for a play you're working on or hope to write, and spend the day exploring, testing and stretching that idea through exercises that you can then apply to new work in the future.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Writing a summer blockbuster

    Writing a summer blockbuster

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you an aspiring filmmaker with a great idea for a blockbuster screenplay? You'll learn how to write universal stories with big themes. Looking at a selection of big summer blockbusters, from Jaws to Star Wars, we'll explore how tight plotting, exciting action sequences, and memorable characters all work together to bring your favourite films to life.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Writing for podcasts

    Writing for podcasts

    Course Date: Thu 9 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Podcasts are growing rapidly in popularity, and more and more people are making their own, both at home and at work. Find out more about all the different kinds of writing involved in producing a podcast, hone your own skills and, with support from your tutor, develop your own ideas for audio.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  5. Screenwriting for feature film

    Screenwriting for feature film

    Course Date: Mon 13 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Got an idea for a feature film but not sure what to do with it? Learn the basics of screenwriting craft and work toward developing a feature-length film of your own on this creative and supportive course.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Screenwriting: an introduction

    Screenwriting: an introduction

    Course Date: Sun 19 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to write scripts but don't know how to start? This nuts and bolts workshop covers the basics of scriptwriting, designed to help you shape up your ideas and get your story going.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. Playwriting: stage 1

    Playwriting: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £68.00

  8. Screenwriting: stage 1 intensive

    Screenwriting: stage 1 intensive

    Course Date: Thu 24 May 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Learn to write for the screen on this practical, intensive course, which covers the same material as 'Screenwriting: stage 1'. 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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

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