Playwriting: An Introduction - Evening Course (Wed)

Wed Oct 09 2019 at 07:00 pm to Wed Nov 27 2019 at 09:30 pm
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Eton Avenue, London, United Kingdom

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Eton Avenue, London, United Kingdom

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Course Overview

Meeting once a week for eight intensive lessons this playwriting course is an exciting opportunity to work with an established playwright to explore the fundamentals of writing a play.

You will cover:-


finding your idea

creating a structured plot

developing a character

creating dramatic action

writing effective dialogue

finding and nurturing your voice as a writer

how to submit work to theatre companies and publishers


By the end of the course you will have the tools you need to continue on your playwriting journey and have ideas for your plot, a developed breakdown of your characters and a fully written and analysed first scene. You will also be introduced to the skills involved in redrafting your script and working with notes.  In the final lesson, you will see your scene acted out by actors on one of our parallel courses.


Course Detail

Times: Wednesdays, 7.00pm - 9.30pm for 8 weeks. The course consists of 8 sessions in total. 

Age: Minimum age is 18 on the first day of the course. No upper age limit. 

Language requirements: Applicants must be confident speaking, reading and writing English to a conversational level (IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent). Please note, you will be expected to read texts/scripts that may have advanced vocabulary in them on this course. 

Maximum class size: 14

Attendance: Due to the structure of the courses, full attendance is expected. 

Concessionary rate: A £65 discount is available to those that are in receipt of UK benefits for either disability or unemployment. Please email short ! courses | cssd ! ac ! uk with evidence of eligibility and you'll be sent a promotional code to input during booking. 


General

Please ensure you have read Central's Evening Courses Applications and Terms and Conditions before booking. 

If you have any queries, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page in the first instance. If you can't find the information you need there, please email short ! courses | cssd ! ac ! uk or call +44 (0) 20 7559 3960.
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