Script Writing Diploma

Module 1 Introduction to Scriptwriting
Unit 1 Basics of Screenwriting – Definitions, Elements, Unique Challenges
Unit 2 What is Story?
Unit 3 Screenplay Format
Module 2 Generating And Arranging Ideas
Unit 1 Stages of Screenwriting-Loglines, Synopsis, Treatment, Script
Unit 2 Generating, Judging and Testing Ideas
Unit 3 Genre Overview – Writing Through a Filter
Module 3 Building Your Narrative
Unit 1 Conflict – The Building Block of Drama
Unit 2 The Hero’s Journey and 3 Act Structure
Unit 3 Sequences
Unit 4 Scenes
Module 4 Characterisation
Unit 1 Character Functions
Unit 2 Character Development
Unit 3 Characterisation through Action, Dialogue & Description
Module 5 Writing Your Script
Unit 1 Pulling Your Ingredients Together into a Plan
Unit 2 Tools of Screenwriting
Unit 3 Dialogue – purposes, subtext, exercises, hiding exposition
Unit 4 Description – Dos and Don’ts
Unit 5 Pace & writing visually
Module 6 Marketplace
Unit 1 Market – Who is the market?
Unit 2 Agents, Meetings & Pitching
Unit 3 Marketing Self, Networking, Building a Career
Unit 4 Pay
Unit 5 Case Studies of Screenwriters Breaking Through