COURSES / WRITING & MEDIA SKILLS

Screen & Playwriting

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  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 94% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 5878 Students Enrolled

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Take action and get your story heard when you know how to create a strong plot, engaging dialogue and real-life characters for screen and stage


It is everyone’s dream to take one of his or her beloved hobbies and turn it into a flourishing career. Writing for the screen and stage can be a very lucrative career if you know what you are doing.

Our online Screenwriting & Playwriting course is exactly what you need to finally stop talking about that screenplay or play you are going to write and do it. All it takes is a penchant for storytelling and a leap of faith.

Regardless of your level of experience, our online Screenwriting & Playwriting course is the first step you need. We help new writers who have never explored their creativity and accomplished screen and playwrights alike.

If you want to finally take action and become the screenwriter or playwright that you have always dreamed of becoming, enroll in our online Screenwriting & Playwriting course as soon as you can. The rest of your life starts as soon as you take this step, so don’t waste any time.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Our online course will help you:

  • Get inspired
  • Understand how to write for the screen and stage
  • Create unique and real-life characters
  • Develop a strong plot
  • Learn to write engaging and realistic dialogue
  • Find your voice and style
  • Cure writer’s block

A great screenwriter or playwright is an individual who:

  • Knows how to tell a good story
  • Gets inspired by the world around him/her
  • Has a creative and unique mind
  • Has an eye and an ear for human behaviour, and human motivation
  • Is in touch with his or her own feelings and emotions

After completing this course, you could:

  • Write that screenplay you've been wanting to create for years
  • Explore the exciting and challenging industry of TV and film
  • Express yourself creatively
  • Improve your writing
  • Help others to write screenplays

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

This course is CPD/CE accredited. Our CPD accredited courses count towards the total of CPD hours to submit for your job role. CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

Module 1: Inspiring Yourself
  • Where to get inspired
  • How to spark your ideas
  • Proper brainstorming techniques
  • How to vet your ideas
Module 2: Starting To Write
  • Logline
  • Thematic Question
  • Creating characters
  • Tone
  • Scene construction
  • Treatment
Module 3: How To Write A Screenplay
  • Understanding three-act structure
  • Beat sheet
  • “Scriptment”
  • Scene and action description
  • Dialogue
  • Approaches to writing a script
Module 4: Writing For The Stage
  • Play structures
  • Action description
  • Direction description elements
  • Stage limitations and advantages
Module 5: Creating Characters
  • Back-story
  • Character goal
  • Character tension
  • Finding your character’s voice
  • Dialogue
Module 6: Story Development
  • Developing themes
  • Realistic and exciting conflicts
  • Outlining vs. writing as you go
  • Powerful climaxes
  • Resolutions or non-resolutions
Module 7: Find Your Voice
  • Know your audience
  • Know your purpose
  • Choosing a point of view
  • What is your style?
Module 8: Developing Your Setting
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Using the setting to express depth
  • Story, characters, and themes for setting
Module 9: Unique Structures
  • Non-linear narratives
  • Unreliable narrators
  • Distinctive points of view
  • Writing for a social or geographical dialect
Module 10: Tricks To Avoid Writer's Block
  • Free-writing
  • Removing yourself
  • Reading
  • Change your scenery

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

Module 1: Inspiring Yourself
  • Where to get inspired
  • How to spark your ideas
  • Proper brainstorming techniques
  • How to vet your ideas
Module 2: Starting To Write
  • Logline
  • Thematic Question
  • Creating characters
  • Tone
  • Scene construction
  • Treatment
Module 3: How To Write A Screenplay
  • Understanding three-act structure
  • Beat sheet
  • “Scriptment”
  • Scene and action description
  • Dialogue
  • Approaches to writing a script
Module 4: Writing For The Stage
  • Play structures
  • Action description
  • Direction description elements
  • Stage limitations and advantages
Module 5: Creating Characters
  • Back-story
  • Character goal
  • Character tension
  • Finding your character’s voice
  • Dialogue
Module 6: Story Development
  • Developing themes
  • Realistic and exciting conflicts
  • Outlining vs. writing as you go
  • Powerful climaxes
  • Resolutions or non-resolutions
Module 7: Find Your Voice
  • Know your audience
  • Know your purpose
  • Choosing a point of view
  • What is your style?
Module 8: Developing Your Setting
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Using the setting to express depth
  • Story, characters, and themes for setting
Module 9: Unique Structures
  • Non-linear narratives
  • Unreliable narrators
  • Distinctive points of view
  • Writing for a social or geographical dialect
Module 10: Tricks To Avoid Writer's Block
  • Free-writing
  • Removing yourself
  • Reading
  • Change your scenery

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

IOA gives the specific classes that I need, when I need them. I love that. Missy Shelly - United States

IOA gives the specific classes that I need, when I need them. I love that. Missy Shelly - United States

$ 119

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  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 94% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 5878 Students Enrolled
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