The University of East Anglia is offering a free online screenwriting course which can be upgraded with a £49 fee.
UAE says: “Screenplays form the starting point for most dramatic films, the essential work from which all other filmmaking flows. All of the tender romance, terrifying action and memorable lines begin at the screenwriter’s desk.
“The University of East Anglia’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing have built this course with instructors and recent alumni from their course in Creative Writing.”
What and how will I learn? You’ll learn from a mixture of basic theory, script analysis and practical exercises. You will explore key principles as they’re expressed in great films, then immediately apply these concepts. Videos, articles and discussion steps will offer you the opportunity to learn and engage with other learners on key concepts and ideas.
What to consider: If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course with a £49 you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.
How to apply: Register now on the FutureLearn website.
Deadline: None specified but course starts 8 May 2017
Source: BBC Writers Room