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This An Introduction to Screenwriting online course from University of East Anglia by FutureLearn explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting.

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Overview

Screenplays form the starting point for most dramatic films, the essential work from which all other filmmaking flows. All of the tender romance, terrifying action and memorable lines begin at the screenwriter’s desk. This free online course will introduce you to the basic elements and key concepts behind a professional screenplay.

The University of East Anglia’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing have built this course with instructors and recent alumni from their famed course in Creative Writing.

By the end of the An Introduction to Screenwriting course from University of East Anglia by FutureLearn , you'll be able to:

  • Explore key issues in the practice of creating screenplays
  • Explain the basic principles of the screenwriting process
  • Identify the essentials of the screenplay format
  • Discuss the construction of a professional script
  • Design a story 'pitch'

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Basic characteristics of screen story
  • Development of a basic storyline
  • Story structures including The Three Act Structure and alternate story structures
  • Characters and developing character outlines
  • The construction of scenes including the role of dialogue and character voice
  • The workflow for writing a first draft of feature film screenplay
  • The process for screenplay formatting
  • Writing – and finishing – a first draft

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 14 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course, just an interest in screenwriting.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 14 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 14 days.

It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade  and receive a digital and printed certificate for $54. Additional benefits can be reached via the Unlimited FutureLearn product. 

Funding

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