Script Writing

Course CodeBWR204
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment
  

Learn Script Writing

Learn to write scripts for broadcast or live presentations; short or long, fiction or non-fiction, for use anywhere that a script might be needed.

This course can help you to write scripts that could be used for Youtube, radio shows, TV and all the way to screenplays for movies. It could also involve writing scripts for advertising or for instructional/training videos.





Lesson Structure

There are 11 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Script Writing
  2. Plotting the screen play
  3. Outline and Writing the Script
  4. Characterisation
  5. Use of dialogue and sound effects
  6. Writing for internet, TV and film
  7. Writing for Radio
  8. Writing for Training/instructional videos
  9. Writing for Children
  10. Writing for Advertising
  11. The Business of Script Writing

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims

  • Explain what script writing is and its many applications.
  • Describe and compare techniques for plotting the story.
  • Explain how to write the outline of a script and then write the script itself.
  • Explain how to write good characters in your script.
  • Explain the use of dialogue and sound effects in script writing
  • Explain how to write for the internet, TV and film.
  • Explain how to write for radio.
  • Develop scripts for use in educational programs
  • Develop scripts for an audience of children
  • Develop scripts for an audience of children
  • Develop an understanding of the business of script writing.

Script writing is a business.

You may be writing scripts for yourself. For example, you may want to advertise your own products or services, make your own films, write your own educational videos. You want people to watch what you produce for a reason. Or you may be writing scripts for someone else. You may want to be paid for your scripts. Whatever your reasons for writing scripts, there is an end product – producing a film, producing an advert, producing an educational video, selling a product and so on.  

Script writers can find work in many places; from mainstream media to marketing services and the fringe media.  
Increasingly, script writers are self-employed or sub-contractors, working from project to project.  This can make scriptwriting very interesting, diverse and if you get work, very lucrative. If you are new to writing scripts, it is important to get known, get people to look at your work, so at first, you may be writing scripts for anyone and anything to get noticed. Over time and if you are lucky to gain a good reputation, you may find yourself working in a niche area, such as educational videos, scripts  for films and so on.  The sky is the limit with script writing, it just requires hard work and skills to succeed.



Credentials

ACS is an Organisational Member of the British Institute for Learning and Development
ACS is an Organisational Member of the British Institute for Learning and Development

Member of Study Gold Coast, Education Network
Member of Study Gold Coast, Education Network

ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.
ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.

ACS is recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council
ACS is recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council



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