NIDA Dramatic Writing Essentials

Dramatic Writing Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Discover what makes effective characterisation and a good plot. Stretch your imagination and learn how to create original scripts.

Course components

  • Create and workshop your ideas for script development in a supportive environment.
  • Develop techniques for effective characterisation and receive feedback from an industry professional.
  • Undertake writing exercises to identify the structural differences between screen and play writing.


  • Script development techniques to create authentic characterisation.
  • A strong synopsis that captures the key principles of dramatic writing.
  • An awareness of the components of screen and playwriting.

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No experience necessary

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.
$355 Limited inc GST
Dramatic Writing Essentials

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