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The aim of the course is for students of all ages to acquire or further develop the skills required to write screenplays for the medium of film. You will study acknowledged masters of the screenwriting craft, while at the same developing your own stories within a creative environment. Although not necessarily finishing a first draft of a full-length screenplay within the course timeframe, you will be equipped with the tools and confidence to finish it in your own time, following course completion.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

The course will include all aspects of screenwriting required to complete full-length screenplays, including correct formatting, character, treatments, scene breakdowns, storytelling, plot and structure, along with those involved in the creation and development of students’ own ideas into workable stories, such as the universal archetypes that underpin all successful films and stories.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone who wishes to learn or further development the skills to be able to write film screenplays, understand the structure that underpins all classic stories, and a wish to develop as a writer.

Who will be my tutor?

David Lassman is an experienced writer and tutor with a BA(Hons) degree in Screenwriting for Film and Television from Bournemouth University’s acclaimed Media School.

How will I learn?

Combination of lectures, practical exercises, group discussion, sharing ideas and images

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts & Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Pen, paper, an enthusiasm to learn the craft of screenwriting and a desire to develop as a writer.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

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Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.


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