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.
Our writing students frequently go on to further study or publication. Read their success stories.
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.
Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.
- Ways into playwritingCourse start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Grant CorrExplore 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.
- Playwriting: a tasterCourse start date: Mon 4 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Brian MullinGive playwriting a try in this fun and supportive one-off taster session. Ideal if you want to unlock your imagination and express yourself, but need a bit of encouragement to get started.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Ways into screenwritingCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alan NixonLearn 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.
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