Online Course

An Introduction to Scriptwriting – fully booked!

Monday 21 September
Online
12 weeks
£450

UEA University of East Anglia

Granta logoThis course is an all-encompassing introduction to scriptwriting and is designed for writers who are just starting to explore scripts. You will learn the mechanisms of working across a variety of script forms: TV, film, theatre and radio. You’ll discover ways to generate ideas and turn them into stories, how to write dialogue and how visual narrative storytelling works. The course will also provide insight into the script industries and how to pitch your projects.

This course will teach you how to:

  • Work across various script forms
  • Create a portfolio of ideas and exercises from which you can draw in the future
  • Develop a pitch/story outline according to industry standards
  • Gain a greater understanding of story structure and plot mechanisms
  • Generate future ideas and develop them further
  • Begin approaching agents and production companies
  • Further develop your craft

Read Molly’s top 5 scriptwriting mistakes – and how to fix them!

This course is designed for writers aged 18+. If you’re looking for courses suitable for younger writers, check out these online workshops!

This course is fully booked!

To join the waiting list, please email learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk

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Designed by the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing.


What the course covers

  1. How to begin – learn how to generate and develop ideas.
  2. Writing for film – creating, pitching and developing feature screenplays.
  3. Writing for radio – the mechanics of radio drama and narrative podcasting, exploring sound and dialogue techniques.
  4. Writing for stage – creating compelling characters using contemporary dramaturgical styles.
  5. Writing for TV – learn how to create a TV series ‘bible’ and how to develop a concept into a full treatment
  6. Next stages – editing your own work, giving and receiving constructive criticism and approaching agents.

About your tutor

Molly Naylor

Molly Naylor is an award-winning writer, performer and director. She is the creator and co-writer and creator of Sky One comedy After Hours. Theatre work includes Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You (writer/performer), My Robot Heart (writer/performer) and LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! (writer/director). Her new poetry collection Stop Trying to be Fantastic is published by Burning Eye Books. She is the co-director of sell-out storytelling night True Stories Live.

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How it works

All you need is a computer and an internet connection. You can find out more about the requirements here.

The course is divided into six modules, each of which introduces an aspect of the craft of scriptwriting. Your knowledge will be developed through writing exercises, the analysis of samples of writing and discussion with your tutor and fellow students.

The modules are posted fortnightly. Every two weeks you will submit an assignment to your tutor, who will then respond with constructive feedback and advice.

Module assignments are between 500 and 1,000 words. Your tutor will give you written feedback on every assignment you submit, but only the third and final assignments will be assessed for your Certificate of Completion.

Click here to find out more about how our courses work and whether they’re right for you!

Designed by the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing.

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This course is an all-encompassing introduction to scriptwriting and is designed for writers who are just starting to explore scripts. You will learn the mechanisms of working across a variety of script forms: TV, film, theatre and radio. You’ll discover ways to generate ideas and turn them into stories, how to write dialogue and how […]

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