During the Script Writing course you will learn about the key areas of script production including understanding a range of approaches to story and narrative structure, character construction and development, and writing dialogue, all to industry standards.
Week 1: The Script
What is a Script? The purpose and function of the Film Script in relation to content and Production. Exploration of Industry Standard Formatting and formatting conventions.
Week 2: Story
An exploration into what Story is in relation Plot and Narrative alongside a discussion into the 7 Universal Stories and how they relate to Mainstream Film Production. In addition, the major Themes of Stories will be discussed and explored.
Week 3: Narrative
Building upon the previous Week's learning, an exploration into Narrative Structure will examine the different approaches to Mainstream Narratives and how certain approaches can be taken to ensure creative ideas can be developed to fit within these structures. This will include an exploration of the 3 Act Structure and work undertaken by Todorov into the cyclical nature of Narrative.
Week 4: Character and Dialogue
A Seminar/Practical Workshop Session to explore Character, their development and how to give a Protagonist a Voice.
Week 5: Scripting Action
A Seminar/Practical Workshop Session to explore approaches and techniques for writing Action within a Script.
Week 6: Script Writing Workshop
A Seminar/Practical Workshop Session in which a series of short writing Tasks are undertaken to apply and develop the techniques explored and discussed within the previous sessions to your own Script ideas.
This course will be delivered though short writing tasks, film screenings, writing workshops and peer-led feedback sessions that will allow you to generate and select ideas in order to develop them into a short film script suitable for production
Contact the Enrolment team on 01789 266245 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions scheduled during term time only.