Creative Screen Writing for Feature Films (Mixed Level)

Course Description

This 10 week course will introduce you to the essential elements and conventions of writing a short film screenplay including, but not limited to, character, structure, and tension. Through writing exercises and analysis of short films, learners will gain a set of tools for writing their own scripts: learning to write visually, working with character and conflict, and building narrative.

Location: Online/Camden

Course Content

*Pitching a project idea
*Developing characters, conflict and tension.
*Formatting your screenplay.
* Industry terminology.

Teaching and Learning Methods

*Illustrated lectures, delivered orally by the lecturer.
*Viewing clips from movies.
*Students will be required to complete writing exercises that are designed to explore aspects of writing for screen. Individual projects will be workshopped in class.

Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on our online learning platform, iLearn.

Independent Learning

There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, gigs or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

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Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for some course fees, which is based on eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572