Screenwriting & Playwriting Courses & Classes in London

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  1. Television screenwriting: an introduction

    Television screenwriting: an introduction

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019 (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? Examine the structure of an episodic television drama and explore approaches to the genre.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Jump start your play

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you got a script idea but not yet put pen to paper? Or a script you started long ago but never finished? This intensive one-day course is like a dramaturgy bootcamp. You’ll inject some new energy into your idea – and get a headstart at writing it. A perfect motivator to finally fulfill those playwriting resolutions, suitable only for those with playwriting experience.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Ways into screenwriting: an introduction

    Ways into screenwriting: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Jul 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

  4. Playwriting: an introduction

    Playwriting: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 28 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wanted to write a play? Spend a day working on character and dialogue, learn how to tell a story in a dramatic and powerful way, and find out if playwriting is for you.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. Screenwriting for feature film

    Screenwriting for feature film

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered what goes into writing a screenplay? How is it different from theatre, radio or prose? Learn the basics of the craft and develop a script of your own in this creative and analytical workshop.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Ways into screenwriting

    Ways into screenwriting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 6 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

  7. Ways into playwriting

    Ways into playwriting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 5 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

  8. Advanced playwriting

    Advanced playwriting

    New 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

  9. Developing your playwriting

    Developing your playwriting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 4 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

  10. Developing your screenwriting

    Developing your screenwriting

    New 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

  11. Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Advanced playwriting: workshop

    New
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 4 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

  12. Writing horror - Image courtesy of mothmedia.co.uk

    Writing horror for the screen

    New 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

  13. Writing political comedy

    Writing political comedy

    New 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

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

    New 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

  15. Comedy sketch writing

    Comedy sketch writing

    New 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

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