NIDA Writer's Boot Camp, Grades 3-6

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.
  • 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 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.
$365 Limited inc GST
Writer's Boot Camp, Grades 3-6

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