London Film Academy - Screenwriting Certificate

Screenwriting Certificate

Ever dreamt of becoming a writer, but you don’t know where to start? Gain an intensive overview of the art of writing for the screen on our two-week Screenwriting Certificate.

Our Screenwriting Certificate is the perfect platform for aspiring writers or writer-directors who have lots of ideas and are looking to make a film. Through a series of practical writing exercises you learn how to stimulate your creativity and develop your own technique, voice and style.

The course was more than I expected, definitely surpassed my expectations. It adapted very well for Zoom sessions too.

 

Online Screenwriting Certificate Student 

We also offer a one-year MA Screenwriting that provides intensive, creative development and practical training in the commercial aspects of screenwriting to ensure you not only develop your craft but leave with a large and impressive volume of work and the know-how to succeed in the business.

It was a very interesting, informative and in depth course. The online course functioned very well and I recommend this course to anyone looking into becoming a screenwriter or screenwriter/director.

 

Online Screenwriting Certificate Student 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 10 days, 10 consecutive weekdays, full time
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (plus additional hours incl. evenings and weekends)

Ever dreamt of becoming a writer, but you don’t know where to start? This course is for aspiring writers or writer-directors who have lots of ideas and are looking to make a film. You have the chance to see how writing for the screen is different from writing a novel or play, and to learn the knack for getting past writer’s block.

You are taught about film narrative, character-driven storytelling, action and dialogue. Attention is given to screenplay formatting and presentation skills (pitching).

You write and rewrite a short film script with script-editing input and guidance from professional film & TV screenwriters, script editors and producers. 

  • Gain an intensive overview of the art of writing for the screen
  • Learn how to stimulate your creativity and develop technique through a series of practical writing exercises
  • Learn to write story outlines and scene-by-scene breakdowns
  • Write, edit and rewrite a short film screenplay
  • Sessions include: an introduction to film narrative; character-driven storytelling; how to write action; how to write dialogue; how to format your screenplay
  • Receive expert script editing guidance and supervision by professionals from the film & TV industry
  • Learn how to present and pitch your idea
  • This course is suitable for writers and writer/directors, both beginners and intermediates

 

This course takes place in person at LFA, 52a Walham Grove, London SW6

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age 18.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

To access the course content and understand the technical filmmaking terminology used when delivering our courses, all applicants must be able to read, write, speak and understand English to a B2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale. The best way to find out your CEFR level is to take a well-designed standardised test. Most common English assessment tests now provide the CEFR equivalency. If you have questions about our English language requirement, please feel free to email the Short Courses team.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

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  • 16 September 2024 - 27 September 2024
    Course Fee: £ 995

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