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.
  • 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.
$¤,515 $¤,463.50 Limited inc GST
Writing for the Stage, Grades 7-10

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