Screenwriting for beginners

So you've got a great idea for a film or TV show? Always thought you'd like to see if you can write? If you think you can do better than content you've seen on screen, then this is the perfect course for you! This course will arm you with the tools you need to structure and develop the seed of an idea, to create multi-faceted, well-rounded characters who speak in a natural, believable way. We'll explore finding the right genre for your idea, theme, subtext and how to imbue your writing with layers. You'll also learn about the practicalities of writing, the opportunities for getting your work out there and provide a solid grounding in the current film and broadcast landscape.

Topics covered

  • Generating ideas
  • Honing and developing a log-line and premise
  • Creating believable characters
  • Opening Scenes
  • Genre and theme
  • Story structure, formatting
  • Dialogue
  • Third acts and how to tie the story strands together

Learning outcomes

You'll gain the knowledge and confidence to write and structure a professional level screenplay, as well as an understanding of the current fiction industry landscape


Will Jewell

What you need to bring

A laptop, notepad and pen


8 weeks 


Coming Soon


£320 (inc. VAT)

Any questions?

Please contact us on shortcourses@rave.ac.uk

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