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                            Do you have a passion for scriptwriting?


Interested in learning the skills of scriptwriting? Would you like to turn your love of plays and dialogue into an exciting new career or rewarding hobby writing for the big or small screen? The craft of scriptwriting is what our course is all about, and once you understand the process and presentation techniques, the market will seem less daunting than you first thought.

Certainly there's money to be made, as well as glamour and fame to be found, but becoming a successful scriptwriter demands more than just straightforward writing skills – you must also develop the additional know-how to write for both visual and sound effect. Because it reflects the needs of today’s television, film, stage and radio markets, Lifestyle Learning Direct’s scriptwriting course provides you with these skills, along with industry insights and practical knowledge.

Your tutor will show you how to see your scripts from a producer's viewpoint, and how to formulate fundamental ideas and essential qualities that must be present in all work. You learn how to apply your new-found expertise to every type of television and film script, from comedies to soap operas through to the next big blockbuster.

Throughout the five modules and eight assignments, you learn the importance of timing, how to use silence for better effect, the dos and don’ts of building characters and dialogue, rewriting and polishing your work, as well as creating inspiring titles. From developing characters through action (rather than narrative) and writing effective dialogue, to formulating fundamental ideas and script presentation, we teach you the skills you need to successfully achieve your scriptwriting ambition. 


Module 1: Introduction to Scriptwriting

Discover the basics of scriptwriting for television, film, stage and radio. For most writers it can be difficult to know where to start, however in this module you’ll be given the right direction! You will learn how to understand the audience, where to begin with your writing and how to generate ideas.

Module 2: Writing for Radio

This module concentrates specifically on writing for radio and how to conduct interviews. You will discover the fundamentals of radio plays, the correct usage of dialogue and characterisation, as well as learning how to research your market.

Module 3: Writing for Television
This module deals with writing for television, and you’ll learn about meaningful dialogue, the use of sub-plots and scene setting. You’ll be introduced to the different TV and scriptwriting formats, and how to market your work. There’s even a handy glossary of scriptwriting terms.

Module 4: Telemovies, Sitcoms, Soaps and Plays
Taking on a new form, this module introduces the genre of telemovies, sitcoms, soaps and stage plays. You will look at the idea of introducing controversial subjects, cliffhangers, sub-plots and tangles. You will gain an understanding of meshing characters and polishing your script.

Module 5: Feature Films
The module dealing with feature film writing shows you how to develop your story through the various Acts. It explores the discipline of writing and putting down ideas on paper, and how to build scenes and find the story’s rhythm. Re-writes are vital for a polished piece of writing, and you’ll learn how to assess your own work, as well as promotion and dealing with agents.

Assignments 6-8
These assignments have no accompanying modules and guide you through the final stages of scriptwriting.

Even though you are studying at a time and place convenient for you, you still benefit from expert guidance and tuition. Your tutor for this course is a published writer who will provide valuable feedback on each assessment you submit.

All courses offered on the Lifestyle Learning Direct website have been written by industry experts and are regularly updated to ensure that the information is accurate and relevant. 

Don’t worry if you have never studied before, all the lessons are set out in easy to understand language taking you step by step through the course. If you need additional assistance simply contact Student Services and help will never be far away.

With online training you have the advantage of being able to study anywhere that you have access to a computer and the internet. All of the lessons are available on the website for you to view as you need them, or you can save them to your computer and print them so you can take them with you where ever you go.

Once you are comfortable that you understand everything contained in the lesson, simply complete your assessment and upload it to the website for your tutor to mark. Once your tutor has marked your assessment you will receive an email notifying you that your marked assessment is ready for collection from the website.

This course is also available by correspondence - click here for more details.

Enrol today and take the first step on your path to successful scriptwriting!

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Initial deposit : $308 inc GST
2nd payment : $308 inc GST
Total Cost : $616 inc GST

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