Screenwriting & Playwriting Courses Online & in London
Behind every masterpiece, lies a captivating script. Delve into the magical world of screenwriting and playwriting, and learn the vital elements required to create an effective screenplay and script. Develop your writing skills, analyse scripts, and discover what it takes to reach a professional level.
Plus, you’ll get to grips with the fundamental writing principles, and master the technique of bringing your idea and script to life. You’ll explore everything from developing onstage characters to constructing storylines, too.
Above all, screenwriting and playwriting is a creative process. At City Lit we help you through every step of the way, from dealing with writer’s block to pushing you to your creative limits. Not only that, but you’ll also be working and engaging with like-minded individuals, who are all in the process of honing their craft.
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You'll learn from experience tutors that are all published authors and experts in their field. Learn about their recent accomplishments.
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.
City Lit's writing students frequently go on to further study or publication. Read their success stories.
Our tutors are published authors and experts in their field. Learn about their recent accomplishments.
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- Television screenwriting: a tasterCourse start date: Sat 1 Apr 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jim HillDo you want to write for an ongoing TV drama or pitch your own idea for a television series? Start your screenwriting journey on this practical short course. Examine the structure of an episodic TV drama, and explore approaches to the genre in a fun, supportive environment.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
- Writing the queer playCourse start date: Sat 10 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Grant CorrExplore the queer play on this short course for playwrights. In the workshop you will be given opportunities to construct your own queer characters giving you the tools and confidence to write the stories that you want to tell.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
- How to pitch your screenplayCourse start date: Sat 24 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Alan NixonYou've worked hard on a screenplay but how do you sell it? This short intensive course identifies tools you can select to create a compelling Pitch Treatment. Please note: this course will have a 2-hr break from 12:30-14:30.
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 £35.00
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