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Learn the skills of Screenwriting and Movie Script Writing with our creative writing short courses online & 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 screenwriting 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 screenwriting 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 screenwrtitng course is for you.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this screenwriting course, you should:

  • 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 a screenplay to theatre and how to make their script attractive to producers
  • understand the importance of subtext and subplots
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to develop script ideas and polish screenplays

What will be covered in this screenwriting course?

Week 1: Script structure

Why is a script not a novel? Looking at the essential elements of screenwriting including conflict, timing, development and plotting

Week 2: Creating characters that actors will want to play

Building story, conflict and interest through developing engaging protagonists, antagonists and supporting characters

Week 3: Developing a scene breakdown

How to break a story into scenes

Week 4: Subplots and additional storylines

How to build interest in your screenplay by providing additional, connected stories

Week 5: Bring your script to life

Writing dialogue and description that will work visually

Week 6: How to create concept documents and pitching ideas

Week 7: Editing and rewriting

Making the script bulletproof

Week 8: A scriptwriter resource guide

What to bring to class

  • A notebook with removable pages and something to write with

Additional information

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

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

  • Pulp Fiction
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Undead
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Citizen Kane
  • Strictly Ballroom

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Creative Writing Course: Screenwriting

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Taught by a skilled, experienced, industry insider who also knows how to educate and inspire her students.

  • said: Gabiann's knowledge of writing and the Industry was beyond my expectations. She covered so much ground... I have some really vital tools on how to write a screen play. Fantastic value! My only disappointment is there isn’t an advanced class.

  • said: The content and the lecturer made this course very interesting and informative.

  • said: 5 stars for the tutor

  • said: Gabe is extremely experienced and has plenty of insights from the industry to share. I learnt the foundation for screen writing and can continue my own learning now through further reading and practice

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