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Writing for Screen (Short Course)

 “To make a great film you need three things. The script, the script and the script.” Alfred Hitchcock. 

Have you got the perfect idea for the next big screen success but need help bringing it to the page?
Are you an aspiring writer who would like to explore a new genre of scriptwriting?
Are you fascinated by the silver screen and would like to learn how the process of creating film begins?

This course is a perfect match for you…

Our experienced tutor, will guide you through an utterly creative journey exploring all elements of writing for the screen including story, structure, characters, dialogue and correct form

During the course you will

This short course is for all those who are in love with the big screen and would like to explore how to write for it. 

Writing for Screen will run from Saturday to Tuesday and can be combined with Acting for Screen to form a full week course

Tutor – Ian Bustard

What the students say…

“Ian is a fab tutor! He is so calm and reassuring and guided us rather than dictated to us. He is incredibly talented and I would definitely do another course with him.”  


Tutor: Ian Bustard

Ian Bustard trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has worked as a professional actor and musician for twenty years performing on a huge variety of productions on stage and screen. He studied film at West Herts college and won the Special Commendation award for his short film Amlet which went on to be shown at many film festivals. Ian has taught acting for camera and film making at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, City Lit college London as well as running camera workshops with various acting schools throughout the U.K. He has recently completed two films, Marty goes to Hollywood and A Love Divided, both of which won Scottish BAFTA awards. He is presently working with the Comedy Unit on a project for the BBC.