Top Live Online Screenwriting Courses

  • The New York Screenwriter's Lab 6-Week Film Screenplay Workshop

    This six-week virtual workshop provides aspiring screenwriters with the skills and knowledge necessary to craft a compelling screenplay. Participants will learn about the basics of script structure, how to write compelling characters, how to craft believable story arcs, and the different storytelling techniques needed to make their script stand out.

    • $650
    • 6 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • The New York Screenwriter's Lab Film Screenplay Intensive

    This course provides a comprehensive film and television screenwriting overview and covers topics such as story development, structural analysis, and writing for the genre. Participants will learn how to craft three-dimensional characters, create plot twists and devise compelling storylines as they complete an original script or television pilot. With guidance and feedback, students will learn effective strategies to create film and television scripts that can be shared with decision-makers in the entertainment industry.

    • $175
    • 6 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Meditative Writing Meditative Writing

    This online course provides students with a unique approach to writing, with an emphasis on using mindfulness-based techniques to unlock one's creative potential. Through various writing exercises, participants will learn how to cultivate imagination and spontaneity and create impactful stories. The course will guide you on using meditation for self-care, stress relief, and accessing intuition to create meaningful pieces of art.

    • $375
    • 4 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Meditative Writing TV & Screenwriting Alchemy

    This eight-week online class is designed to bring out your creativity and sharpen your skills in screenwriting. Participants will learn the fundamentals of story structure, character creation, and scene development as well as gain experience in writing a logline and an outline for their script. An experienced professional will guide you in perfecting the plot, scene, and characters.

    • $379
    • 4 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Writing Pad Screenwriting Bootcamp: Master Screenwriting Workshop

    This eight-week screenwriting bootcamp will provide invaluable insight into the craft of screenwriting and give participants an in-depth understanding of key concepts such as screenplay structure, storytelling, character development, and plot twists. Through various interactive activities and writing exercises, participants will refine their craft and begin to work on their Hollywood-level scripts.

    • $480
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Writing Pad Short Story 1: Short Story Writing Workshop

    This short story writing workshop is the perfect way to take your creative writing skills to the next level. Participants will learn the fundamentals of short story writing, such as creating profoundly interesting characters, crafting captivating storylines, and exploring various genres. In addition, they will be provided with useful writing tips and resources to help them develop their writing further.

    • $425
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Writing Pad TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

    This TV writing workshop provides aspiring writers with the necessary tools to develop, write, and pitch original TV ideas. Students will become familiar with different genres, structures, and character development, giving them a fuller understanding of TV comedy pilot writing. The course also covers tips on submitting pitch packets and furthering a career in television writing.

    • $525
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Writing Pad TV I: TV Pilot Writing Workshop

    This comprehensive eight-week online TV writing workshop will provide participants with the essential tools needed to apply the industry standard story structure required to develop a compelling TV show. Through engaging and interactive lectures, participants will get access to real-world feedback from industry experts to create an effective pilot for their TV project.

    • $545
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Script School Story Development (Private)

    This virtual course provides an in-depth look into story development and allows participants to develop compelling stories through various topics. Participants will create distinctive characters and organize plot points for maximum effect. Topics such as forms of writing, developing ideas and story arcs, and useful techniques for improving narrative structure are also covered, giving participants the tools to bring their stories to life.

    • $125
    • 2 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Playwriting I: 10-Week Workshop

    This ten-week online workshop offers the basics of playwriting, including writing techniques, structure, dialogue, and story formation. Participants will learn the fundamentals of writing for the stage in a relaxed, virtual environment, exploring the topics of character development and screenplay formatting. They’ll gain insight and knowledge through practical exercises while networking with other playwrights.

    • $444
    • 11 Weeks, 11 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop TV Writing I: 10-Week Workshop

    This ten-week workshop offers aspiring writers the chance to get the know-how to go beyond traditional storytelling with television. Participants will learn the basics of writing for TV, from structure and format to exploring creative ideas for their stories and characters. Additionally, they'll get insight from experienced instructors on how to break into the major TV networks and market their work.

    • $444
    • 11 Weeks, 11 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Screenwriting I: 10 Week Workshop

    This is a comprehensive ten-week workshop that provides a solid foundation in screenwriting basics. Participants will gain mastery across key areas such as dialogue, structure, character development, and the process of rewriting. The curriculum caters to beginners, offering them the critical skills needed to originate and develop an original screenplay.

    • $444
    • 10 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Writing Scripts 101 Level I: 6 Week Workshop

    This online course guides participants through the essentials of writing scripts for television. Learners will engage with topics such as creating engaging characters, structuring an outline, and effectively crafting dialogues. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have formulated their original pilot script draft.

    • $344
    • 7 Weeks, 12 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Primary Stages ESPA Online: Television Writing

    Learn the craft of writing for television from industry professionals in this engaging online course. The curriculum equips students with knowledge about developing a compelling TV show idea, creating dynamic characters, structuring an episode, and understanding the world of TV writing. This course is designed to prepare students for the competitive world of television writing by helping them develop and improve writing skills specific to the medium.

    • $460
    • 7 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Studio Arts Script Development

    This online course focuses on script development and the essential skills to progress a play from the envisaged to the final stage. Participants can enhance their dialogue writing and character development techniques while learning methods to construct a comprehensive plot. Guidance on script revisions and professional feedback on the scripts is also included, allowing budding playwrights to fine-tune their craft.

    • $1,000
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • The Barrow Group Acting School Screenwriting I: Introduction

    This online course offers a comprehensive introduction to the art of screenwriting. Participants can expect to learn how to develop a script from the kernel of an idea, understand the structure of a screenplay, and master the industry-standard screenplay format. It is suitable for enthusiastic learners aiming to acquire skills to create engaging narratives for film or television.

    • $425
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • The Barrow Group Acting School Screenwriting II: Writing a Feature

    This advanced course delves into the art of screenwriting, with a particular focus on refining and perfecting scripts. Students will learn how to balance visual storytelling with dialogue, improve character development, and master the use of conflict and tension in scripts. The course includes workshops where participants can receive personalized feedback on their work.

    • $425
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Intermediate
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  • The Barrow Group Acting School Playwriting Intensive I: Process

    This online course deeply delves into playwriting, helping its participants learn how to craft a play from scratch. The curriculum covers all necessary components: structure, character development, dramatic conflict, and dialogue creation. This course is noted as an intensive program, providing extensive feedback and support for every student throughout the process.

    • $545
    • 10 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • The New York Screenwriter's Lab 6-Week TV Pilot Workshop

    This online workshop offers an immersive experience for learners interested in TV writing, providing the opportunity to create a unique, compelling TV pilot over six weeks. The course, guided by experienced industry professionals, introduces learners to advanced strategies for character development, structure, and format. The workshop also includes providing and receiving constructive feedback to produce polished, pitch-ready scripts.

    • $650
    • 6 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Writing Pad TV Drama I: TV Drama Pilot Workshop

    This online course allows participants to hone their TV drama writing skills and provides comprehensive guidance in developing a pilot episode for a drama series. Established industry professionals will deliver instruction on structure, character development, dialogue, and plotting. Additionally, students can review and critique peer work to deepen their understanding and application of the narrative techniques discussed.

    • $525
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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