NIDA Writing for the Screen

Writing for the Screen

For adults 18+

Level: Core Techniques

Explore the unique medium of storytelling for screen. Practise skills in script-writing and create drama through structure, dialogue and character. Consider industry requirements for formats and styles from feature films to television series.

Course components

  • Work closely with an industry professional as you unpack the principles of screen-writing.
  • Examine screenplay layout to enable you to write a screenplay treatment and synopsis.
  • Gain valuable feedback on the construction of scenes, development of characters and dialogue


  • Ability to write engaging treatments and synopsis for screenplays.
  • Creation of characters and dialogue for visual storytelling.
  • Awareness of industry formatting and content requirements when writing for television or feature films.

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Some experience recommended

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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