Writer's Boot Camp, Grades 3–6

Holiday course

Identify and understand the essential skills required to write a short script. Be introduced to fundamental script writing techniques, understand character and narrative development and create a synopsis for a short stage play. No experience required, just a love of the written word and a desire to see those words come to life on stage!

Course components

  • Unlocking creativity: Discover where ideas come from and harness your imagination to develop a storytelling point of view.
  • Dramatic story: Explore the role of tension, conflict, character relationships and action in structuring a compelling narrative.
  • Dialogue: Understand the world of a play through writing in the ‘voice’ of your characters.
  • Creative collaboration: Workshop with others to develop your writing ideas; create a short play synopsis.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.
  • 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 and bottle of water to all classes.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Children attending primary school grade equivalent holiday courses must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
  • NIDA staff will supervise students in courses for Grades 3–6 and Grades 7–10 in their breaks. These students will not be permitted to leave the advertised venue without parental permission.
  • If you are running late to collect your child, please call NIDA reception on 02 9697 7600. NIDA will only provide supervision during advertised course times.
$340 $306 Limited inc GST
Writer's Boot Camp, Grades 3–6

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