NIDA Writing for the Stage, Grades 7-10

Writing for the Stage, Grades 7-10

Holiday course

Practise skills in script writing and create drama through structure, dialogue and character. Develop the ways in which character and dialogue support ideas.

Course components

  • Creativity: Discover where ideas come from and harness your imagination to develop a storytelling point of view.
  • Story Structure: Explore a variety of dramatic writing techniques including the 3 act structure and the Hero’s Journey.
  • Scriptwork: Develop a treatment for a new short play, of which a chosen scene is workshopped with other young artists
  • Collaboration: Work with others to develop your writing ideas through a workshop, creative development process.
  • Dialogue: Create dialogue for a short stage play through writing in the ‘voice’ of your characters. 

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.
  • 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.

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