Intro to screenwriting

Screenwriting forms the starting point and basis for the majority of films, and lays down the foundation on which all essential work for filmmaking is built upon. This free online course will introduce you to the basic elements and key concepts behind screenwriting and how to create a professional screenplay.

This free online course, created by The University of East Anglia’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, is available for 4 weeks after enrolling in it on the FutureLearn platform.

  • Course Duration: Approx. 2 weeks
  • Course Price: Free (with paid certificate)
  • Level: Introductory

Who is this course for? This course is for new and experience screenwriters alike. It will establish a common vocabulary for approaching the screenplay and form the basis for upcoming courses in dramatic adaptation, the crime screenplay, and other genres and skills.

What you will get?

By the of the course, you’ll be able to:

What will you learn? The course combines practical exercises with basic theory and script analysis. You will study renowned films and learn to apply the key screenwriting principles found therein. The programme is contains pertinent videos and articles, and offers steps where you’ll be able to discuss the course with other students.

When the course comes to end, you’ll understand the language involved in discussing form, and be able to implement effective screenwriting to produce quality a screenplay.

Some of the lessons include:

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