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K46 UCL Creative Writing For Media


Course Information


Creative Writing for Media is a short course designed to enable participants to practice creative writing skills and apply these to a range of media.

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Course Leader

Jamie Rhodes
Course Description

By the end of the course, students will have developed a main character, central theme, and the beginning of a narrative, as well as core story concept. You will be equipped with the tools to pursue their ambitions further and understand the differences and similarities in how narrative works in multiple media formats.  


Course structure – each day will feature a combination of teaching and practical exercises.


Day 1: Intro and character


  • Introduce tutor
  • Set expectations for the course
  • Think about memorable characters
  • Inspiration session
  • Character as the seed of the story
  • Defining a main character
  • Getting to know your characters 
  • Ticks, mannerisms, traits, flaws, ideals
  • Identifying dramatic need


Day 2: Structure and dialogue


  • Classic 3-part structure
  • Story arc and beats
  • Plot points and devices
  • Obstacles
  • Themes as pivots and anchors
  • Creating a logline and synopsis
  • Show don’t tell
  • Subtext
  • Dialogue and movement
  • Expository dialogue vs action dialogue


Day 3: Writing technique and script formats

  • Transitions, Reveals, Pacing
  • Controlling the audience’s eye
  • Writing a script
  • Looking at different script-based media examples


Day 4: Self editing and next steps


  • Refining the opening chapter and synopsis
  • Editing prose
  • Creating a proposal pack
  • Writer support networks
StartEndCourse Fee 
08/07/202411/07/2024£925.00[Read More]

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