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Writers Studio: Stage and Screen - Interview

Discover. Create. Transform.

Receive guidance and direction in a supportive studio environment and collaborate with NIDA actors to test your ideas for stage and screen.

Overview

This studio is designed as a two-term program that develops skills for both Live Performance (term 1) and Screen/Digital mediums (term 2).

Each term concludes with a reading of selected scenes involving guest actors.

Course components

Term one

Stage: Explore the principles of effective storytelling for a range of live performance contexts. Activate stories by developing action and dialogue. Hone your craft through redrafting, editing and collaborative peer review.

Term two

Screen: Examine small and large screen formats. Investigate style and genre, understand how to transform your ideas to create an effective plot, premise, protagonist and dramatic problem. Build your story into a narrative structure specific for your chosen format.

Outcomes

The ability to:

  • Create a strong synopsis
  • Consider a range of possible structures and genres
  • Develop a dynamic narrative
  • Develop engaging scenes for a range of characters
  • Work in small and large screen formats
  • Use cinematic and visual storytelling methods
  • Identify professional opportunities and how to position yourself according to industry needs.

Term dates 2018

Saturdays, 11am–5pm

Term 1: 10 Feb–7 Apr
Term 2: 5 May–23 Jun

Location

Sydney

Fees

The course fee is $2,400 payable in two instalments.
A separate audition fee of $30 will be charged.

Important information

  • Please read our cancellation and transfer policy.
  • Detailed audition preparation information will be sent via downloadable link within 2 working days of enrolment.
  • Please bring a CV outlining your interests and any past experience or training.
  • Please bring a passport style photo of yourself – this will be used for identification purposes only when the panel are making their decisions.

Interview information

Entry to the Writers Studio is by interview only. For further details about the interview please download the PDF found under Additional Information below.

Interview date 2018
Sat 20 Jan 2pm

$30 Limited inc GST
Writers Studio: Stage and Screen - Interview

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