Learn Screenwriting at Home

Learn the skills of screenwriting and movie script writing in this live online course


Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

4.8 (177)
5k

8 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $319

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 live streaming writing course is for you!

In this eight-part scriptwriting 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.

Course outline:

  • 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

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.

This course is perfect if you're looking for new things to do at home or want to delve into the wonderful world of screenwriting.



Knowledge required
Suitable for both advanced writers wanting to move into the film writing arena and new writers just starting to develop their work.
 
What to bring
A notebook with removable pages and something to write with.

Films that will be referred to throughout the course and are recommended viewing before the course begins are:
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Star Wars (original)
  • Undead
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Citizen Kane
  • Strictly Ballroom

Your teacher will also recommend several books to study and movies to examine throughout the course.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 8 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This Live streaming class is great for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.8 (177)
5k

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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