Intro to Screenwriting

Intro to Screenwriting

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Looking to build your future in the screen industries? MetFilm School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience.

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KEY FACTS

Intro to Screenwriting

  • Two-day weekend course (Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm)
  • For students who have an idea for a film but don’t know where to begin
  • Covers the fundamental principles of writing marketable and engaging content for screen
  • Suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required


What you will study

  • Explore different techniques to create original and engaging characters
  • Understand the three-act structure in screenwriting
  • Learn how to develop the right structural approach for your script
  • Discover classical and non-­classical narrative genres
  • Explore the principles of dramatic structure and the function of scenes, characters and action to further your narrative
  • Learn how to format synopses and treatments
  • Understand the role of screenwriters within the screen industry


Dates & Prices

  • 13 October 2018 — 14 October 2018
  • 23 February 2019 — 24 February 2019
  • 03 August 2019 — 04 August 2019
  • 16 November 2019 — 17 November 2019
  • 22 February 2020 — 23 February 2020
  • 01 August 2020 — 02 August 2020
  • 14 November 2020 — 15 November 2020
  • UK/EEU Students

    £350

    International Students

    £350

    Dates

    13/10/2018 - 14/10/2018

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: The course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first come, first served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Two Days Full-Time

  • UK/EEU Students

    £350

    International Students

    £350

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: The course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first come, first served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Two Days Full-Time

  • UK/EEU Students

    £350

    International Students

    £350

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: The course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first come, first served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Two Days Full-Time

  • UK/EEU Students

    £350

    International Students

    £350

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: The course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first come, first served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Two Days Full-Time

  • UK/EEU Students

    £350

    International Students

    £350

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: The course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first come, first served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Two Days Full-Time

  • UK/EEU Students

    £395

    International Students

    £395

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: The course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first come, first served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Two Days Full-Time

  • UK/EEU Students

    £395

    International Students

    £395

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: The course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first come, first served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Two Days Full-Time


WHY MET FILM SCHOOL?

  • Famous facilities at Ealing Studios. Our students in London receive access to our modern premises and facilities within the famous Ealing Studios. High-profile productions made on-site include Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Star Wars: Episode Two, and Victor Frankenstein. Learn more
  • Award-winning tutors and guest speakers. All our tutors and guest speakers are working screen professionals with numerous industry awards and nominations, including BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars. Learn more about our tutors and guest speakers
  • Part of the industry. Through working closely with our sister companies Met Film Production and Met Post, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media. Met Film businesses provide our students with work placements, graduate employment and master classes with industry professionals. Find out more
  • Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Creative SkillSet. Find out more.
  • Leading the industry. As the fastest growing film school in the UK, we are proud of our innovative approach with a strong focus on new media and platforms, which is delivered throughout all our courses


Frequently Asked Questions

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