Screenwriting & Playwriting Courses & Classes in London and Online

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  1. Ways into screenwriting: a taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  2. Television screenwriting

    Television screenwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to write a compelling script for television? What do you write and where do you start? Through exercises and examples this stimulating online course will assist you in developing your own projects.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00

  3. Ways into playwriting

    Ways into playwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the fundamental techniques of writing for the stage in this online introductory course. Get to grips with dialogue, character, story and structure, and start work on your own play.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  4. Advanced playwriting

    Advanced playwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 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 ‘What is the course about?’ 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

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00

  6. Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 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 workshop is for experienced playwrights with ongoing projects.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £124.00

  7. Ways into screenwriting

    Ways into screenwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  8. Writing political comedy

    Writing political comedy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    When it comes to subjects for comedy, the news media never seems to run out. Learn to write political comedy from pithy one liners to satirical columns and monologues using techniques from professional comedy script writers.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  9. Writing horror movies

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 31 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    As Halloween approaches, unleash your terrifying idea for a script onto the world with this intensive writing horror for the screen workshop. Suitable for beginning screenwriters and all those with an interest in the horror genre.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  10. Narrative comedy: writing for TV in the online age

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Award-winning shows like Fleabag, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and People Just Do Nothing have changed the face of comedy. Add streaming services – where This Country began – and the opportunities to develop narrative comedy are multitude. This course led by an Emmy award-winning Producer, explains how to identify your outlets and modify your projects accordingly.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  11. Comedy sketch writing

    Comedy sketch writing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  12. Jump start your play

    Jump start your play

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

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