Screenwriting & Playwriting Courses & Classes in London

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  1. Ways into screenwriting

    Ways into screenwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to write for the screen on this practical, introductory course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  2. Advanced playwriting

    Advanced playwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Dive deeper into the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This course is designed for experienced playwrights who have work in-progress.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

  3. Ways into playwriting

    Ways into playwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Explore the fundamental techniques of writing for the stage in this introductory course. Get to grips with dialogue, character, story and structure, and start work on your own play.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  4. Developing your playwriting

    Developing your playwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to explore the key elements of dramatic writing, and benefit from supportive and detailed feedback on your own work. New students with some playwriting experience are welcome to join.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  5. Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dive deeper into the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This workshop is for experienced playwrights with ongoing projects.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £124.00

  6. Developing your screenwriting

    Developing your screenwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your screenwriting journey in this practical intermediate course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  7. Ways into screenwriting: an introduction

    Ways into screenwriting: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to write scripts but don't know how to start? Discover the basics of screenwriting - character, conflict and more - on a course that's designed to help you shape your ideas and get your story going.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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    Writing horror for the screen

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    As Halloween approaches, unleash your terrifying idea for a script onto the world with this intensive writing horror for the screen workshop. Suitable for beginning screenwriters and all those with an interest in the horror genre.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Writing political comedy

    Writing political comedy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    When it comes to subjects for comedy, the news media never seems to run out. Learn to write political comedy from pithy one liners to satirical columns and monologues using techniques from professional comedy script writers.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Narrative comedy: writing for TV in the online age

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Award-winning shows like Fleabag, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and People Just Do Nothing have changed the face of comedy. Add streaming services – where This Country began – and the opportunities to develop narrative comedy are multitude. This course led by an Emmy award-winning Producer, explains how to identify your outlets and modify your projects accordingly.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. Comedy sketch writing

    Comedy sketch writing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of creating a great comedy sketch. Study the brilliance of classic sketches and learn how to deploy their techniques in your own work.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Pitching your screenplay treatment

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You've worked hard on a screenplay but how do you sell it? This one-day intensive course, led by an Emmy award-winning Producer, identifies tools you can select to create a compelling Pitch Treatment.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Writing a rom com

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Romantic comedies have been warming the hearts of cinema-goers for years. In this fun one-day course you'll learn the conventions of the genre and how to write a script that combines love and laughter to great effect. Suitable for those with some experience of creative writing.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Television screenwriting: an introduction

    Television screenwriting: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to write for an ongoing TV drama or pitch your own idea for a television series one day? Start your screenwriting journey on this practical course. Examine the structure of an episodic television drama and explore approaches to the genre in a fun and supportive environment.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  15. Joke writing

    Joke writing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Uncover the workings of the classic one-liner, practise joke writing and find out what makes a good joke. Learn how to refine and develop your own writing skills for stand up, comedy writing and pleasure.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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