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Screen & Playwriting

Regular Price: $158

Special Price: $23

  • 50h - 60 Days
  • 2 students have purchased
  • Express
International Open Academy
Floor 1, Filmbase, Curved St., Dublin 2, Ireland 2 See in Google maps


  • Easy to follow
  • Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
  • Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.


It is everyone’s dream to take one of his or her beloved hobbies and turn it into a flourishing career. Writing for the screen and stage can be a very lucrative career, if you know what you are doing. Our online Screenwriting & Playwriting course is exactly what you need to finally stop talking about that screenplay or play you are going to write and do it. All it takes is a penchant for storytelling, and a leap of faith. A great screenwriter or playwright is an individual who:

Knows how to tell a good story
Gets inspired by the world around him/her
Has a creative and unique mind
Has an eye and an ear for human behaviour, and human motivation
Is in touch with his or her own feelings and emotions

Course Programme

Module 1: Inspiring yourself
  • Where to get inspired
  • How to spark your ideas
  • Proper brainstorming techniques
  • How to vet your ideas

Module 2: Starting to write
  • Logline
  • Thematic Question
  • Creating characters
  • Tone
  • Scene construction
  • Treatment

Module 3: How to write a screenplay
  • Understanding three act structure
  • Beat sheet
  • “Scriptment”
  • Scene and action description
  • Dialogue
  • Approaches to writing a script

Module 4: Writing for the stage
  • Play structures
  • Action description
  • Direction description elements
  • Stage limitations and advantages

Module 5: Creating characters
  • Back story
  • Character goal
  • Character tension
  • Finding your character’s voice
  • Dialogue

Module 6: Story development
  • Developing themes
  • Realistic and exciting conflicts
  • Outlining vs. writing as you go
  • Powerful climaxes
  • Resolutions or non resolutions

Module 7: Find your voice
  • Know your audience
  • Know your purpose
  • Choosing a point of view
  • What is your style?

Module 8: Developing your setting
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Using the setting to express depth
  • Story, characters, and themes for setting

Module 9: Unique structures
  • Non linear narratives
  • Unreliable narrators
  • Distinctive points of view
  • Writing for a social or geographical dialect

Module 10: Tricks to avoid writer’s block
  • Free writing
  • Removing yourself
  • Reading
  • Change your scenery


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How to register

By buying the course in Emagister Express, you will obtain an access coupon. We will send you the codes and keys to the coupon. Send the coupon code and the key to info@internationalopenacademy.com. The training provider will then give you access to the course.

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