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Screenwriting - The Thirty-Minute Script


Tuesday 05 October 2021 - Tuesday 22 March 2022, 7.30pm-9pm

22 sessions - Check class timetable
Availability limited



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On our Screenwriting - The Thirty-Minute Script short 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, which can be a single film or TV episode (75%), and a 1200-word reflective evaluation on the writing process and finished project (25%). 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.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

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

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. 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 register 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.