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1 Getting started
2 Structure - the framework of your script
3 Script format
4 Creating characters and dialogue
5 Writing treatments
6 Writing for television
8 Professional associations
The market for writers of good script is at an all-time high. It is a hugely competitive market, however, and you stand little chance unless you understand how to use the medium.
Successful scriptwriters come from all backgrounds. The main requirement for success is a passion and curiosity for people and their stories. The next step is to take that passion and transfer it to the page in the correct form. This is where our scriptwriting course comes into its own.
Whether you intend to specialise in scriptwriting, or to add it as another skill to your freelance portfolio, you will find this course written and tutored by successful scriptwriters - invaluable.
The written material is only the bare start to the course, the main value being in the individual tuition. A class of one is especially valuable to the scriptwriter as this is a rapidly expanding market.
As with our other specialist courses, the first two assignments are pre-set, after which your individual hopes and aspirations, strengths and weaknesses will be assessed by your tutor in setting work appropriate for each individual case. Remember, your tutor will almost certainly have been there before.
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My confidence has been lifted sky high.
As a beginner writer, you can read books about writing but can't pinpoint particular problems. Your tutor can.
I started the Scriptwriting course because I wanted to see where I was going wrong and to gain confidence.
I can hand on my heart say I never thought that a course would be so enjoyable! A little part of me dreaded the studying and how it would be presented, particularly juggling the course with a full-time job but it was so manageable and the units were exactly what I needed to see on a course! This course allowed me to work at my own pace and there was no pressure or anyone chasing me.
The best part of the course was the assignments being set to my ability and the tutor gently pushing me further. The satisfaction of achieving the assignments was fantastic. The course tutor wasn't negative but encouraged me to look at what I needed to do.
I would and am recommending this course to anyone that will listen! Thank-you for providing this much need course and on scriptwriting! I now have the confidence to apply to screenwriting opportunities, for the first time in a long time.
It's having a completely unbiased view of your work that really makes all the hard work worth it.
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Last Updated: 10th May 2012