Creative Writing Course: Screenwriting

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Learn the skills of Screenwriting and 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 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 course is for you.

Outcomes

By the end of this screenwriting 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 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

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 bulletproof
  • Week eight: A scriptwriter resource guide

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 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 (original)
  • Undead
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Citizen Kane
  • Strictly Ballroom*

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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: 5 stars!

  • said: The course provides an entertaining, engaging and practical overview of everything an aspiring script writer needs to know to get started.

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

  • said: If course was spread over 8 sessions, it would have been better.

  • said: The clarity of detail about structure - finding out how very hard it is to write a good screen play. Being given solid tools has been invaluable.

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