Taught by Mike Garley, Emmy-nominated scriptwriter, this intensive course explores all the major elements and craft components of dramatic script writing, from structure to characterisation, dialogue, professional formatting and more.
Before a producer, director or editor can start work on a project, the screenwriter must develop a creative and interesting concept. Blending the requirement for an engaging narrative with an idea work on screen, the art of screenwriting is a unique challenge that requires creativity and a thorough understanding of screenwriting and genre conventions.
Each evening, a different area of skill will be studied using presentations and relevant examples. Individual ideas/projects are welcome to be shared for group feedback discussions.
You'll explore working to a brief: treatment, synopses, adaptations. receive practical advice on layouts and presentation of scripts and carry out analysis of key sequences from a variety of films.
Similarly, you'll examine and understand the demands and expectations of the industry, which includes how to sell yourself and market your script.