Refine the craft. (Play the video for a course introduction from Robin.)
“Robin is a tutor who has great passion for his subject. With decades of experience as a professional screenwriter, Robin is able to give detailed advice on every aspect of scriptwriting, from the development of ideas to the final draft. His enthusiasm is infectious and he will give you the confidence to take your first steps into believing in yourself as a scriptwriter.”
Adele Cordner, Former MA Scriptwriting student
Through a series of intense seminars and workshops you will master the key elements of professional screenwriting, covering everything from sourcing ideas to refining dialogue.
Writing assignments, delivered through fortnightly seminars, will build to a compelling creative portfolio, alongside a complete script of either a short film or an excerpt from a longer piece.
With five live interactive seminars, five clearly defined collaborative peer-group assignments and final feedback from the tutor, you will:
This is a course for:
Robin Mukherjee is an award winning screenwriter with many years experience in teaching scriptwriting at all levels. He is Course Director of the MA Scriptwriting Programme at Bath Spa University and the author of The Art of Screenplays, published by Creative Essentials.
His first feature film, ‘Dance of the Wind’, won the Audience Prize at the London Film Festival. His most recent feature, ‘Lore’, has won numerous awards world-wide and was Australia’s official entry to the Oscars.
Seminar 1: Ideas. What is a good idea? How do I find ideas? How do I develop them?
Seminar 2: Story Structure. Three views of story structure.
Seminar 3: Characterisation. Writing compelling characters.
Seminar 4: Visual Storytelling. The use of motif to power your stories.
Seminar 5: Dialogue. Writing authentic, convincing, engaging dialogue.
All seminars and peer-group workshops will be delivered remotely using the online tools Zoom and Slack. Preparatory training in these tools will be provided ahead of the start date for those that need it. There will be an optional hour-long session at 7pm on Tuesday 12th January for this purpose. All seminars will be recorded and immediately made available to participants (for those that have to miss any seminars or wish to review them afterwards).
The maximum number of students on the course will be sixteen.
You can cancel at any time up to three days before the course start date and receive a 90% refund. If you cancel three or less days before the course, no refund will be made.Enrol on Course Enquire
Nicci is an award-winning British stage and screen actress, voice artist, and producer based in London and LA. She is CEO of SUPERBRIGHT PICTURES, a production company creating offbeat and social impact narrative and commercial content.