Creative Writing: Screenwriting Course

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Learn the skills of Screenwriting or Movie Script Writing with our Creative Writing Courses in Sydney.

Are you someone who keeps saying they have a great idea for a movie but don’t know how to make it a reality? Then this course is for you.

In this Script Writing class we look at creating memorable scenes, developing character based and plot based stories, writing dialogue, creating marketable scripts, understanding genres as well as provide real time information about current opportunities, awards, competitions and resources to help your script idea make it to the big screen.

Incorporating loads of practical exercises and simple, tried and true screen writing techniques, Successful Scriptwriting offers something for advanced writers wanting to move into the film writing arena and new writers just starting to develop their work.

If you want to learn Script Writing in Sydney, then this course is for you.

Course content
  • Week one: Script structure – why is a script not a novel? Looking at the essential elements of screenwriting including conflict, timing, development and plotting
  • Week two: Creating characters that actors will want to play – building story, conflict and interest through developing engaging protagonists, antagonists and supporting characters
  • Week three: Developing a scene breakdown – how to break a story into scenes
  • Week four: Subplots and additional storylines – how to build interest in your screenplay by providing additional, connected stories
  • Week five: Bring your script to life – writing dialogue and description that will work visually
  • Week six: How to create concept documents and pitching ideas
  • Week seven: Editing and rewriting – making the script bullet proof
  • Week eight: Scriptwriter resource guide

By the end of the course you will:

  • understand movie structures, genres and plotlines which will work for their idea
  • know how to develop strong characters that work for a visual medium
  • write and sequence scenes effectively
  • understanding of the process of screenplay to theatre and how to make their script attractive to producers
  • understand the importance of subtext and subplots
  • demonstrate understanding of how to develop script ideas and polish screenplays
Before the class – please organise:
  • A notebook with removable pages and something to write with
Other information

The tutor will provide course notes. For further development of your script, the tutor will recommend a number of books to study and movies to examine.

Films that will be referred to throughout the course and are recommended viewing prior to course commencement are:

  • Pulp Fiction
  • Star Wars (original)
  • Undead
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Citizen Kane
  • Strictly Ballroom

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: "Rachel is such a good tutor, bubbly, fun and she knows how to motivate. I recommend her class 200%. She has changed my perspective on how to write and organise yourself. Please follow her advice and it will work for you too."

  • said: 5 stars!

  • said: 5 stars - but would like a bit more work on the basics of the technical formatting of scripts.

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