Screenwriting - The Thirty-Minute Script

In this course, you will revise and expand your knowledge of telling a story visually, gaining a more detailed understanding of the many elements involved in screenwriting craft such as character, dialogue, scene composition, story, plot, sound and image.

You will further develop your screenwriting skills by writing a 30-minute script and a reflective evaluation on the writing process and finished project. You will develop your editorial skills in a workshop environment where you will be expected to give and receive editorial comments on work-in-progress.

The Thirty-Minute Script can be in any genre(s), for television or cinema, it can be a single, self-contained drama or it can be an episode of a new series/serial for television.

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This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 5

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    This short course has prerequisite(s). If you try to enrol on this short course without completing the prerequisite(s), you will not be able to complete your enrolment. Please contact us if you would like further information

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months’ duration.
    • Courses of less than six months’ duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our three-year evening study BA/BSc/LLB degrees, as these are classified as full-time study and qualify for student visa status. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck’s part-time evening study degrees.

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Tue 02-Oct-18 7pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFME026S5BCB
Availability Availability limited

First class: Wed 03-Oct-18 7pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFME026S5ACB