NIDA Screen Writing Essentials

Screen Writing Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Identify the components of story telling for the screen. Develop a practical understanding of genre, scene construction, character and dialogue.

Course components

  • Discover the principles of screen writing with an industry professional.
  • Examine screen play layout to enable you to confidently write a screen play treatment.
  • Gain valuable feedback on the construction of scenes, development of characters and dialogue as you begin to write your own screen play.


  • Creation of engaging characters and dialogue when writing for the screen.
  • Construction of plot lines and treatments for screen plays.
  • Identification of the defining features of dramatic screen plays.

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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.

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