Creative writing: scriptwriting (09V125CL/23)

Adult Learning Beverley

Course details

Course dates and times
Starting on 14 Jun 2024 and running until 19 Jul 2024
Applicable fees
Total £67.50
Tuition Fees£67.50
Concessions are available for this course

If you’re new to scriptwriting or would like to develop your existing skills and knowledge, then this course will introduce you to a range of scriptwriting elements, from planning and drafting, to editing and finalising your work.

You’ll learn how to gather ideas and use planning techniques to add details and build your ideas into plans for your writing. You’ll then learn about the conventions of different genres and how to adapt your writing to impact your audience, whether you’d like them to laugh, cry or feel suspense. Next, you’ll focus on creating characters that drive your script and learn how to match their personalities to their dialogue and interactions with others. You’ll also learn about the conventions of writing for audio and radio in order to create effect in the absence of visuals, before moving on to using screenplays to illustrate scenes and sequences. Finally, you’ll learn a range of editing techniques you can use to improve your writing and to make sure that you’re able to showcase your very best work.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to:

  • Use planning methods to plan your work
  • Write in different genres
  • Compose natural and effective dialogue between characters
  • Write effectively for audio and radio formats
  • Create storyboard panels
  • Edit and improve your work.

What is it like to learn with East Riding Adult Learning and Employability?

At East Riding Adult Learning and Employability we pride ourselves on the support we give to our learners, from the very first time you contact us, to the day you achieve your goals.

If you choose to learn with us you will be supported by our dedicated staff, learn in small, friendly and welcoming groups, have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities to practice your skills. You’ll be encouraged to continue to apply what you’ve learned when you’re away from the classroom and you’ll receive lots of encouragement and feedback to help you build both your skills and your confidence.

Our team will be there to support you at every step of your journey and we always welcome your feedback to help us to ensure that you always feel safe, happy, supported and welcome. 

What do I need to join the course?

You don’t need any experience of scriptwriting at all, just an interest in the subject and the willingness to get involved and to have a go at putting pen to paper.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

We recommend that you bring a notebook and a pen.

What could I do next?

There are so many things you can learn with East Riding of Yorkshire Adult Learning and Employability! It really does depend on you and what you want to achieve. Our friendly teams will support you in deciding your next move, whether this is progression to another creative writing course or whether you’d like to expand your horizons and sign up to a poetry course instead.

If you’d like to improve your English skills outside of scriptwriting, you might like to look at our Achieve Your English Goals course offer or make an appointment to speak to a Personal Adviser to find out more.

You might instead choose to learn a completely new skill, join one of our employability programmes, take part in some family learning, practice mindfulness, learn more about mental health or improve your maths or digital skills.

Whatever you choose, you can be confident that our teams will be able to support you every step of the way

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Beverley
Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley
HU17 9LW

01482 887670