Mon and Wed, 7pm-9pm, from 15th June
Central is excited to have specially re-purposed its introductory playwriting course for online provision whilst maintaining the fundamental qualities of the process.
Meeting twice a week for eight intensive lessons this playwriting course is an exciting opportunity to work with an established playwright to explore the fundamentals of writing a play. You will be working in a virtual group on Zoom with one of our experienced online tutors.
In a friendly and supportive environment, you will cover:
By the end of the course you will have the tools you need to continue on your playwriting journey and have ideas for your plot, a developed breakdown of your characters and a fully written and analysed first scene. You will also be introduced to the skills involved in redrafting your script and working with notes.
If you go on to complete your play in your own time once the course has been completed, for an additional fee, you can submit your completed play to the tutor for written feedback. Alternatively you may wish to continue on to Playwriting: Intermediate where you can return to further your development of your play and take the next steps towards completing your script under the guidance of the tutor.
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is open access and may suit actors trying to write their one person show, comedians wanting to pin down their routine in writing, unpublished playwrights trying to fine tune their work and complete beginners who have an idea and want to find the most effective way to bring it to fruition. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a practical understanding of the playwriting process.
Our previous students said....
"This course has inspired my creativity immensely and also helped me to learn how to structure my ideas into a fully developed scene." Sophie - May 2020
"I found the course to be a safe place to not only explore my ideas, but to receive feedback from a dedicated teacher and my classmates". - Thomas - May 2020
Days and times: Various. Usually twice a week for 4 weeks. The course consists of 8 sessions in total.
Age: Minimum age is 18 on the first day of the course. No upper age limit.
International students: You are welcome to join this course from anywhere in the world provided you meet our minimum language requirements.
Language requirements: Applicants must be confident speaking and reading English to a conversational level (IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent). Please note, you will be expected to read texts/scripts that may have advanced vocabulary in them on this course.
Maximum class size: 12
Attendance: Due to the structure of the courses, and the collaborative nature of acting, full attendance is requested.
Refunds: We are able to offer a full refund up until 7 days before the course begins. After this the course will become fully non-refundable.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT +1)
SOLD OUT - Join waiting list
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2.00pm - 4.00pm (GMT +1)
Our courses are available on a first come, first served basis in order of payment. To secure a place, please take the following steps:-
1. Read through our Terms and Conditions before booking.
2. Click on "Book Now" above. Please make sure you are booking for the correct course and option (ie Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu if more than one option is available).
3. Click on 'Tickets' on our Eventbrite booking page and follow the instructions.
4. If you preferred dates are sold out, you can join the waiting list via Eventbrite and we'll let you know if a place becomes available or when new dates go on sale.
Please see our Online Short Courses FAQ page for more details.