Creative Writing – Screenplay Writing

Creative Writing – Screenplay Writing

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: N/A

Where will this course lead?

This is an enjoyable and varied course for all levels of writers. It will cover the basic craft of Creative Writing. You will have the opportunity to try out Novel Writing, Life Writing and Screenplay Writing. 

What will I study?

For Novel, Life and Screenplay writing homework is set each week and is optional, but you're learning experience will be enhanced by doing so.
Students are encouraged to read their work out each week, but only if they feel confident enough to do so and nobody is under any pressure to do anything they don't feel comfortable with.
You will learn by practical and creative written exercises, group discussion and by constructive feedback from the class and the tutor.
All sessions take place in a friendly, positive atmosphere where everyone is allowed to work at their own pace. 
Each term will be a new genre:

Term 1 - Novel-writing
This is a practical course on how to develop your novel, suitable for both the absolute beginner or somebody already writing their novel.
You will learn how to devise and plot your story and how to develop your characters and their voices. How best to write your novel and which genre of fiction might best suit your story and how to add tension, narrative and how to develop a narrator. Also market advice and guidance on how to get your novel published.

Term 2 - Life-writing
You will be taught how to turn your story into a piece of writing, to be developed if desired into the beginning of a longer piece or even a book, using fiction, memoir, biography, family history or autobiography and the nuts and bolts of planning and writing your story.

Term 3 - Screenplay writing
We will look at writing both for film and television, creating an outline, a scene-by-scene treatment, developing your characters, plot and story arc. How to make your dialogue sparkle and how to write visually.
Students will be encouraged to create a first draft of their screenplay during the course and how to format their script correctly.

How will this course be delivered?

Delivery is classroom based and designed to develop and individuals writing style.

This course is delivered at various venues throughout the year.

What qualifications will I get?

Delivery is classroom based and designed to develop an individual writing style.

How will I be assessed?

This course is for personal development and is informally assessed by the Tutor with self-assessment and evaluation by the student.

How do I get a place on the course?

Enrolment opportunities are available throughout the year. Please contact us for more details on 0121 678 7000 or email

What are the entry requirements?

Students must be aged 19+

If you have Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a pen and paper to class.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

Solihull College offers a range of courses designed to improve your English Skills and also Higher Education courses in English Language and Literature.

The college has links to several local universities.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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Blossomfield Campus






Part Time

Blossomfield Campus






Part Time