Be a Screenwriter.
All great films start on the page.
All great films start on the page.
Knowing how to turn that great story idea into a script that sells is equal parts art, science, and business. Screenwriters are the architects of a film, writing and designing the blueprint that every other part of the filmmaking process is built upon.
The 12-month Screenwriting for Film & TV diploma program empowers students to take their ideas from concept to fleshed-out reality, harness their creative abilities, write at a professional level, and know how to effectively market their scripts. But becoming a great writer is only half the battle. We’ll also provide you with the essential business know-how required to write for a living. Through practical hands-on work, deadline-driven projects, and regular critique from fellow screenwriters, graduates of this program will leave with both experience writing in a variety of formats and the business savvy required to make a living in the screenwriting industry.
Material Cost: $1000
Our instructors are award-winning industry professionals who currently work at the top of their field while guiding and mentoring students to the highest standards of professional excellence.
Graduates of this program will have the ability to define the components and structures common to a variety of script format and be able to develop a writing schedule and work within it to create measured content within specific deadlines and timeframes. They will be able to construct work schedules to ensure deliverables and timelines are met and acquire skills that permit them to generate creative ideas on a daily basis, navigating and overcoming “writer’s block” and similar creative obstacles.
Most importantly, they will graduate having written a series of spec scripts for film, television, and movies of the week.
Our Screenwriting program consists of a total of seven courses running over 12 months within a dynamic 952 hour program of classroom instruction.
“SchoolCreative helped me realize that screenwriting could actually be a real career if I was willing to put myself out there and make it happen!” LAWRENCE DAVIDSON (Kris With No Kitchen)
Graduates of the Screenwriting for Film & TV diploma program will be introduced to a broad variety of career and submission opportunities including festivals, competitions, production companies and producers, and general freelance work. Additionally, they will have the fundamental creative and business skills required for employment as story editors, script consultants, and coverage analysts. Comprehensive training in screenwriting is also a key foundational skill set for those seeking work, experience, or continued training as directors and producers.
Writers, Actors, Animators, Photographers and Game Designers; SchoolCreative’s instructors come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our talented faculty are more than just instructors, they’re working artists who are all currently excelling in their respective fields in Vancouver and beyond. Whatever discipline you may find yourself interested in pursuing, our mentors are keen to share with you their first hand experiences as working as artists in today’s creative arts industries. Check out our Faculty page to see what our instructors have accomplished.Meet The Faculty
One of the many great things that differentiates SchoolCreative from other educational options is our direct connection to the industry that you want to work in. We work every day with people from various facets of the animation, video game, writing and film, television & voice over industries and we want you to be able to work with them too. So, throughout your program we bring in a variety of industry experts who will help you up your game to a whole other level. Guest speakers vary by semester depending upon their availability, but check out who our students have worked with in the past!Guest Speakers