This course is composed of 14 modules available for you to access and review at your own pace. Purchase this course for just £399.


  • ID: SWO

Behind every great film is a great script. Take away the celebrity names and the special effects and you are left with the seed that started it all, great writing. In order to be successful as a screenwriter you have to learn how to manage the audience's emotions and create imaginative storytelling. This course is designed to teach you just that.

With the help of a tutor you will learn all the techniques behind creating a good structure for your story, finding the right genre for you and the secrets behind good screen dialogue.

So if you are passionate about writing and you dream about having your name in the credits, then start your journey today!

Please see below more information on some of the modules included in this course.

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Module one


Learn about what makes screenwriting so unique and also, about the different techniques that apply to it. Discover how to get your script in front of the right people and how to stand out.

In the words of Alfred Hitchcock :'' To make a great movie you need just three things: a great script, a great script and a great script.''

  • Recommended study time: 3-4 hours
Module Two

Starting out

Writing is indeed like a muscle, it needs to be exercised every day. This module helps you set your writing routine, as well as introducing you to techniques related to screenwriting that you need to implement from the beginning. You will learn how to develop your visual language in order to bring your script to life.

  • Recommended study time: 3-4 hours
module twelve

The end result

Now that your script is ''finished'' learn about how to create your perfect portfolio, about the mysteries behind copyright as well as the role of agents and how to get the most of having one.

This module brings you one step closer towards achieving those dreams.

  • Recommended study time: 3-4 hours


Q: Can anyone register for the course?

A: Yes. Anyone over the age of 16 can purchase and complete the course. If you wish to purchase this for someone under the age of 16 please ensure they have parental consent and for questions please contact the main office:

Q: Do I require previous knowledge to be able to complete this course?

A: No. You do not require previous experience or qualifications to be able to complete this writing course. This is because we believe in making home study - and success - as accessible to you as possible. We want to reward you for taking action! You will find it beneficial, however if you have basic knowledge of using the internet and a passion for writing.

Q: What does the future hold, once you've completed the course?

A: The future is bright and the opportunities are huge. Armed with the right techniques and knowledge, you may see your work adapted to plays or to the screen.

Q: How will I be assessed?

A: During this 14 module course, students are assessed through a series of assignments which check their understanding of each module.
In order to receive a certificate of achievement, students are required to achieve a passing grade of 75% or higher for each assignment.
The assessments can be retaken as many times as necessary in order for you to achieve your 75% passing mark.
SMART Majority is a registered online education provider with the board of UK Register of Learning Providers in the UK and Ireland (Reg. No. 10044598) and our certificates reflect that.

Q: What are the hours of study?

A: We recommend that you spend 3-4 hours of studying per module.

Q: Do I get access to a tutor?

A: Yes. Once you have purchased a course and have created your Learning Hub account, you have the opportunity to contact your tutor via your dashboard. Your tutors are available Monday to Friday. Assignments get reviewed once a week and your tutors respond within 24-48 hours.

Q: Is the course compatible with Mac, iPad, and other tablets?

A: Yes, our courses are Mac compatible and many of our learners use Ipads and other tablet devices.

Q: How long can I access my course for?

A: You can access your course for 3 months from time you first created your Learning Hub Account. Should you require additional time, you can contact us on to extend. A charge will apply.

Q: What is the course code?

A: The course code is SWO. Please use this code in all communications about the course.

Q: What is the course price?

A: The full price for this course is £399. For full terms and conditions: Click here

Q: Any additional fees?

A: No additional fees apply.

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