Before embarking on the challenging processes of scriptwriting, it's vital to know where your story ideas come from and where they're going.This course offers a secure framework from which to devise and develop story ideas for successful scriptwriting. This is achieved by analyzing structures, stories and characters from short films viewed on the course. You then design working story templates. The templates provide a solid foundation from which to write scripts after the course.
Our objective is for you to leave the course with confidence and knowledge that ensures your ideas are developed to their full potential. You will have at least one well developed story ready to be produced into a script.
This innovative learning method is used on the Goldsmiths undergraduate programme. Workshops have also been hosted by the Hamburg and Tampere Short Film Festivals.
Note that stories for scripts are produced on this course. A next level scriptwriting course will be available in 2017.
Please see this learning resource for a sample of learning methodology:
This is an eight-week short course with weekly Wednesday sessions from 6.30pm-9pm (20 hours total)
The course dates are:
Week 1 = Weds 18th January, 6.30-9pm
Week 2 - Weds 25th January, 6.30-9pm
Week 3 = Weds 1st February, 6.30-9pm
Week 4 = Weds 8th February, 6.30-9pm
Week 5 = Weds 15th February, 6.30-9pm
Week 6 = Weds 22nd February, 6.30-9pm
Week 7 = Weds 1st March, 6.30-9pm
Week 8 = Weds 15th March, 6.30-9pm