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Playwriting For Beginners Short Course

Course description

Led by a professional playwright, you will use a range of exercises and techniques to unlock your creative writing skills.

Before you know it, you will be generating your own original characters, developing dramatic relationships, writing dynamic dialogue and creating scenes and stories that engage an audience.

As an important part of the process, you will also have the opportunity to work with professional actors who will workshop a selection of what you write and give a small, informal performance of your favourite pieces at the end of the week.

Who should attend this course?
This course is suitable for beginners and those with an interest in creative writing or playwriting. A good level of spoken English is required for this course.

Please note: this course is for students aged 18 and older

Course outcomes
By the end of this course students should:
  • Have explored various writing techniques and exercises to develop their playwriting and generate ideas.
  • Have written excerpts of their own play.
  • Have worked with a professional actor to workshop their writing.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to complement your C

Available dates

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There is no specific materials list for this course. A list will be either added to this website shortly, sent to you nearer the time or discussed on the first day of the course.

Meet the Tutor:

Our Playwriting for Beginner's Short course is a unique opportunity to kick-start or further your creative writing. You will be introduced to the art of writing plays in a lively and stimulating atmosphere to create your own series of works.

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