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.
Here at City Lit we offer in-person and online classes. That means you have the unique opportunity to learn and participate in the comfort of your own home. Our lives can be busy at times, but thanks to this method of learning, you’ll have the flexibility to study whenever is most convenient for you, as well as reaping the benefits of face-to-face learning.
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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Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.