An Introduction to Screenwriting

Michael Lengsfield, UEA (University of East Anglia)

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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.

Where could this course take me?

The course is a must for anyone new to scriptwriting and for more experienced writers who wish to raise their scriptwriting to a professional level. 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 and how will I learn?

You’ll learn from a mixture of basic theory, script analysis and practical exercises. We will explore key principles as they’re expressed in great films, then immediately apply these concepts. Videos, articles and discussion steps will offer you the opportunity to learn and engage with other learners on key concepts and ideas.

By the end of the course, you will understand the key concepts necessary to write an effective screenplay and be fluent in the language used to discuss the form.

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

Dates:
  • 1 June 2020
  • 30 March 2020
  • 27 January 2020
  • 25 November 2019
  • 23 September 2019
  • 22 July 2019
  • 20 May 2019
  • 11 February 2019
  • 5 November 2018
  • 30 July 2018
  • 23 April 2018
  • 15 January 2018
  • 11 September 2017
  • 8 May 2017
  • 12 September 2016
  • 2 May 2016
  • 29 February 2016
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  • Language: English Gb

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