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Writing for TV & Film

Part-time Writing for TV & Film

This 12-week course will focus on cultivating beginner screenwriters’ essential storytelling principles. This course is especially relevant for those screenwriters who aspire to have their own television show produced. For a television show to be commissioned, the pilot episode is regarded as be...

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When Times Where Level Day Fee UCAS Code Institution Code How to enrol?
10th September 2019 - 3rd December 20196:00pm - 9:00pmQueens Road Campus0Tuesday£150Enrolment Form
7th January 2020 - 31st March 20206:00pm - 9:00pmQueens Road Campus0Tuesday£150Enrolment Form

Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

This 12-week course will focus on cultivating beginner screenwriters’ essential storytelling principles. This course is especially relevant for those screenwriters who aspire to have their own television show produced. For a television show to be commissioned, the pilot episode is regarded as being the most important, as producers require audiences to be hooked immediately onto a show. To meet such industrial demands, students will be introduced to the key elements required to write a pilot screenplay, such as narrative structure, characterisation, archetypes, effective dialogue, writer’s voice, theme and formatting. The course will include an emphasis on writing techniques that learners can employ to help discover their own unique voice. In turn, learners will then be taught various writing methods for injecting their voice into their teleplay to achieve originality. Levi Dean is an award-winning screenwriter and PhD researcher in Screenwriting Studies; he teaches media. His research explores how far the television anti-heroine can be pushed morally before an audience disengages. He has worked and lived in London, Manchester and internationally in Sweden and North America. He achieved a first-class BA Honours degree in Film & Media Studies and a Master's in Scriptwriting with Distinction at Bournemouth University.

What do I need to join?

No formal qualifications required, but knowledge of contemporary television shows is necessary to grasp key concepts. Bring a notebook and pen.

How will I know how I am doing?

Content will be unpacked through presentational delivery and stimulating, engaging activities which will be informally assessed. Midway through the course you will begin developing a step outline for a television pilot episode. You will be issued formative feedback and offered one-to-one tutorials. The class will participate in live group readings resulting in peer feedback. At the end of the course, you will have completed your step outline. You will then have three months to write the first draft of your pilot episode, with supervisory feedback provided throughout this writing phase. You will have access to specialist books, computers, the internet and the library.

What can I do next?

You can submit your television episode to production companies and/or screenwriting competitions.

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Course information last updated: Thursday 21st November 2019 @ 10.39am (6 hours ago)

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