Screenwriting & Playwriting Courses & Classes in London

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  1. Ways into screenwriting

    Ways into screenwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to write for the screen with this online 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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  2. Developing your screenwriting

    Developing your screenwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Continue your screenwriting journey in this practical intermediate 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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  3. Ways into playwriting

    Ways into playwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Explore the fundamental techniques of writing for the stage in this introductory course. Get to grips with dialogue, character, story and structure, and start work on your own play.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  4. Advanced playwriting

    Advanced playwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Dive deeper into 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 online course is designed for experienced playwrights who have work in-progress.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

  5. Developing your playwriting

    Developing your playwriting

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 2 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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  6. Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dive deeper into 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: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £124.00

  7. Ways into screenwriting: an introduction

    Ways into screenwriting: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  8. Writing a short film

    Writing a short film

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to write a script for a short film over two days? This short course offers an insight into the fundamentals of screenwriting through tutor input, writing exercises, group work and discussion.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  9. Playwriting: an introduction

    Playwriting: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamental techniques of writing for the stage in this introductory course. Get to grips with dialogue, character, story and structure, and start work on your own play.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Screenwriting for feature film

    Screenwriting for feature film

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 3 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered what goes into writing a screenplay? 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  11. Writing for podcasts

    Writing for podcasts

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Aug 2020
    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Jump start your play

    Jump start your play

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you got a script idea but not yet put pen to paper? Or a script you started long ago but never finished? This intensive one-day course is like a dramaturgy bootcamp. You’ll inject some new energy into your idea – and get a headstart at writing it. A perfect motivator to finally fulfill those playwriting resolutions, suitable only for those with playwriting experience.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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