Course Name: 

Online Scriptwriting Course ( 5N1897)

Course Overview:

Students can sign-up and start the 12-week course whenever they want. Certifications are awarded every February, July, and October.

Learn the craft of writing scripts for Short Films, Documentaries, and Feature Films, whilst also learning how to source funding and pitch your stories. For those aspiring to work in the film or television industry as a writer, actor, director, editor, or producer - this is the ideal course for you.

Course Outline:

One of the biggest problems for scriptwriters is knowing how to sell their story. Over the 12 weeks of the course our tutor, Garry Kelly, will teach aspiring writers and filmmakers the skills and give them the knowledge and confidence to understand the mechanics of telling a story, knowing the different formats, and showing them how to bring their story from paper to celluloid.

Every project starts with a story and although you can make a bad movie out of a good story, you can never make a good movie out of a bad story. Without great stories we would never have great movies. Knowing how to turn an idea into a story and then pitch it to a filmmaker is quite a difficult process for many writers. This course will help you achieve that goal.

Topics include:

  • Story techniques to sell your Script
  • Film & Television Genres
  • The Basic Rules
  • Structure of The Acts
  • Brainstorming Ideas
  • Character Development
  • Creating conflict and tension
  • Forming your story
  • Different Script Formats
  • Logline v Synopsis v Treatment
  • The Shooting Script
  • TV Scriptwriting
  • TV Formats
  • Writing for Television
  • Getting into the industry
  • Pitching your script
  • Copyrighting your work
  • Jobs, Funding & Film Finance

Entry Requirements: QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.

Online Tutorials: There will be a series of tutorials/online material provided each week over the course of 12 weeks, with participants expected to allocate extra time themselves to develop a portfolio and complete the assignments.

On-Site (1 day): Case Study at GTI (7pm - 9pm).

*Participants will be encouraged to liaise with the course co-ordinator every few weeks for evaluation and support.

Tutor biography: 

Garry Kelly has been working in the Film & TV industry since 2001. He is managing director of GK Media Ltd producing digital content and providing marketing solutions for SMEs throughout Ireland and the UK. The company has a slate of 50+ ongoing clients and their work includes adverts, corporate videos, podcasts, marketing workshops, etc.

Over the years Garry has produced a number of short films funded by the Irish Film Board, Galway Film Centre, and RTÉ. His other production company, DIG Productions, also produced a European co-production with support from Eurimages, Goteborg Film Fund, Irish Film Board, and all five national film funds and TV networks from the particiapting countries.

Over the years Garry has read 100s of scripts and knows the many pitfalls that writers make. For the past five years, Garry has been teaching QQI and non-certified media courses at Galway Technical Institute. He also taught at Huston School of Film & Digital Media NUI Galway (2015-2017).

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Course available to start online from - Monday 24th September 2018

Students can sign-up and start the 12-week course whenever they want. Certifications are awarded every February, July, and October.

Fee: €240.00