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Certificate of Achievement

Madeline Dyer

has completed the following course:

An Introduction to Screenwriting

UEA (University of East Anglia)

This course explored the screenwriting process, including basic theory, script analysis and practical exercises. We learned key principles and applied the concepts necessary to write an effective screenplay and be fluent in the language used to discuss the form.

2 weeks, 3 hours per week


Michael Lengsfield

Lecturer and Tutor in Scriptwriting

UEA (University of East Anglia)


Learning outcomes

  • Explore key issues in the practice of creating screenplays
  • Explain the basic principles of the screenwriting process
  • Identify the essentials of the screenplay format
  • Discuss the construction of a professional script
  • Design a story 'pitch'


  • Basic characteristics of screen story
  • Development of a basic storyline
  • Story structures including The Three Act Structure and alternate story structures.
  • Characters and developing character outlines
  • The construction of scenes including the role of dialogue and character voice
  • The workflow for writing a first draft of feature film screenplay
  • The process for screenplay formatting
  • Writing – and finishing – a first draft

Issued on 22nd January 2018

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Free online course:

An Introduction to Screenwriting

UEA (University of East Anglia)