Taught course

Screenwriting: Finding Your Voice

Institution
National Film and Television School · National Film and Television School
Qualifications
Cert

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Entry requirements

We’re looking for people who are passionate about screen stories and eager to pursue or further develop a career in screenwriting. You should have a good general education, but no other specific educational requirements are needed for this course. Previous experience of writing screenplays, or knowledge gained from a University or College media course, would be advantageous, but not essential.

In addition to what we hope will be a solid portfolio of work-in-progress to polish and present to the industry, successful completion could lead to an interview for those interested in applying to the two-year MA Course in Screenwriting at the NFTS.

Months of entry

January

Course content

Roughly 50,000 screenplays are registered every year with the WGA, and at least as many TV concepts are out there right now. In this highly competitive world of writing for film and television, the screenwriter can’t merely learn the principles, art and craft of screenwriting to ensure success. A ‘good story well told’ is simply not enough.

In this nine month Certificate Course, delivered in central London and online, we take a radically different approach, in which the writers themselves become the focus of the process.

An individual ‘voice’ is the currency of the writer – it’s what shapes our work, makes it distinctive, and most importantly, what makes it sell. To make our mark in this demanding and overcrowded industry we need to develop stories that only we can write.

Over the course of nine months, in group and one-to-one sessions on alternative weeks, the selected participants will be helped to discover their own individual voice, and mine their own lives, experiences, dreams and obsessions to find stories that resonate personally.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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