• ULTIMATE Screenwriting is our flagship online course. Purchase delivers lifetime access.
  • Our Online Screenwriting Course fuses theory and practical exercises.
  • Comprised of 6 core modules and 25 lessons, delivers huge value-for-money, takes 100+ hours to complete.
  • Lessons include: The Stages of Screenwriting; Testing Ideas; Conflict; The Hero’s Journey; Developing Theme; Character Development and more.
  • Learn at your own pace and in your own time, from home.
  • Write-as-you-learn: you’ll complete a full film screenplay as part of the course.

Full course breakdown below:


About our ULTIMATE Screenwriting Online Course

An online screenwriting course doesn’t come much more detailed than Industrial Scripts’ ULTIMATE Screenwriting.

It’s our flagship digital course, and aims to systematically build your screenwriting knowledge and skill set, and deliver the ideal structure and framework within which to write a script.

ULTIMATE Screenwriting delivers the information and exercises to enrich your screenplays – whether you’re a complete beginner or an intermediate film screenwriter looking to raise your projects up to a market-ready level.

The course is split into 6 modules, spread over 25 lessons.

It is designed to put an early emphasis on selecting strong concepts for your screenplay, before looking at major structural and character topics, and then drilling down to on-the-page script execution.




1.    Basics of Screenwriting – definitions, elements, unique challenges
2.    What is Story?
3.    Screenplay Format


4.    Stages of Screenwriting – Loglines, Synopsis, Treatment, Script
5.    Generating Ideas / Judging Ideas / Testing Ideas
6.    Genre – UK genres & overview – writing through a filter
7.    Plot Types

Helpful diagrams help you understand stages
in the screenwriting process…


8.    Conflict – The Building Block of Drama
9.    The Hero’s Journey and 3 Act Structure
10.    Sequences
11.    Scenes
12.    Theme

online screenwriting course

WRITE-AS-YOU-LEARN: complete a full screenplay during the course


13.    Character Functions
14.    Character Development
15.    Characterisation through Action, Dialogue & Description

Continual exercises help you test
and develop your knowledge…


16.    Pulling Your Ingredients Together into a Plan
17.    Tools of Screenwriting – Dram Tension, Mystery, Dram Irony
18.    Dialogue – purposes, subtext, exercises, hiding exposition,
19.    Description – do’s and don’ts
20.    Pace & writing visually


21.    Market – who is the market?
22.    Agents, Meetings & Pitching
23.    Marketing Self, Networking, Building a Career
24.    Pay
25.    Case Studies of Screenwriters Breaking Through

Scorsese screenplayWe can take you from ‘idea to script’ if you follow the lessons closely, complete the exercises, and develop your screenplay alongside your learning.

You can choose to study the entire course before working on a project, or you can incrementally use the lessons to help write your screenplay – whichever works best for you!

Focusing on both the writing process, and the industry writers find work in, our screenwriting course aims to heavily de-mystify the process by which people become professional screenwriters, and help new writers navigate the sometimes precarious early years of the screenwriter.

Participants will complete the course with:

  • an improved ability to identify a good concept or idea;
  • a thorough understanding of what producers are looking for;
  • an appreciation of the importance of genre;
  • knowledge of the fees paid to screenwriters and typical industry screenwriting contracts;
  • as well as a host of other information relating to the world of a screenwriter.


Ridley Scott***4 Cast-Iron Reasons to train with us…***

  1. Our courses have received a 98% positive rating – we like to think these customer reviews say it all.
  2. Many online screenwriting courses are designed by people with limited industry credentials, often on the periphery of the business. Ours, are not.
  3. This is one of the very few online screenwriting courses devised by a current, industry-trusted script editor presently analysing scripts for the top companies.
  4. Finally – it’s a harsh truth for many graduates but the industry pays little attention to BA and MA degree courses in screenwriting. You can spend 3 years of your life and thousands of pounds on something that will not carry any weight with anyone. It is far smarter and kinder on your wallet to take an online screenwriting course, absorb screenwriting theory, read tons of scripts, and WRITE very, very hard. The quality of your writing IS your CV…
  • Mike says:

    There are so many aspects to a good script that it can be very difficult working out where to start. This is why it’s important to read the section designed to help you get you get all your information together to form a writing plan. Invaluable for making sure the writing flows smoothly. I found a lot of information here which helped me to get my screenplay finally finished.

  • Lauren says:

    Lots of help available in this course. Some I’d already learned elsewhere but some modules, such as the tools of screenwriting were new to me. Knowing the right way to increase (and decrease) the tension at the right moments makes the difference between a good screenplay and a bad one.

  • Helen says:

    When I read my script I realised I kept wandering from the overall theme and introducing sub plots and sub themes. The section about theme really helped me with this, and made me concentrate more on the one plot and one theme.

  • Cindy says:

    I love the little quizzes at the end of each module. I do like getting all the questions right, but equally, I like getting the odd question wrong. It makes me go back and check over things which means I take in more of what I’ve learned. Overall I’d highly recommend Ultimate Screenwriting to anyone looking to develop scripts.

  • Rob says:

    Having a completed script feels good. I know because I now have one. Then comes the really nerve wracking part: How to approach an agent and what to do. Thankfully help was on hand and i managed to get some very handy notes made ready for any meetings that came up. I feel a lot more confident in my approach now.

  • Hannah says:

    After completing this course I’ve realised that it’s much easier to plan my story around the hero rather than make him fit in. The hero’s journey is what’s important and I have learned the right way to go about this, adding sub plots and characters off from him. Many useful tips and ideas included.

  • Kamil C. says:

    Excellent course! I’m a beginner writer transitioning from an IT Industry. This course not only thoroughly introduced me to the world of screenwriting, but also provided me with tools and techniques to make the writing so much more powerful. Likewise, the course delivered on the practical front including marketing and pitching, and ultimately ended with a powerful expo of diverse and successful case studies.

  • Steve says:

    I had lots of ideas all milling around for a plot, characters, what the twists and turns would be but no idea how to start. When I sat down I ended up with a jumbled mess. Thanks to the advice I learned all about formatting and pace and these were a huge help to me. Being able to plan and visualise really makes my screenplay come to life – which helps me to write it.

  • ariane says:

    Perfect for the Beginner aspiring Screenwriter. This course provides a simple overview of the Industry, Nuts & Bolts of the trade standards, and, suggests useful exercises from which to develop original material.

  • Sam says:

    I really enjoyed this course.

  • Ellie says:

    All writing has it’s own format and writing for the screen is no exception. Adapting my story for screen is completely different to working out where the chapters will start and finish. With a screenplay you have to work out every shot and plan your story accordingly. Thank you for the help with this, as I was struggling with it.

  • Tom says:

    When I read through my screenplay I realised that it quite simply didn’t flow right. Then I read the section about sequences and realised why. Even a small scene can make a big difference in making the plot flow smoothly and not seem disjointed. Overall a very helpful course.

  • Jake says:

    By using the advice given in the section on Characterisation through Action, Dialogue & Description, I removed one whole section of my screenplay and completely changed it. My hero just wasn’t as Alpha male as he needed to be and I did need support from other characters. As a screenplay I can see that this would immediately make the whole thing more interesting as up until then it pretty much revolved completely around the one person.

  • Steven says:

    I had a screenplay written before I purchased this course – or so I thought. After reading through the basics I knew I had a lot to do. There are things you need in a screenplay which are not the same as any other style of writing and understanding the differences means you are half way there. I found I had to change the way I was thinking before I reformatted my old screenplay after understanding the basics that I needed to have. Suffice to say, the whole product is now a different piece of work.

  • Dave says:

    So I got this as a follow up to the script writing course. I want to try to turn a few of my scripts in to a screenplay. This really isn’t straightforward and I’m glad I invested in this course. My characters and plots have to change as I have less overall time to develop them and as a writer I found this a really useful exercise.

  • Lee says:

    Very interesting last section which provided case studies of screenwriters who are becoming successful. It’s always interesting to read about fellow writers and how the got their big break and some of these stories were fascinating. I’d like to think that after completing this course I’ll be lucky enough to join them and get a positive response to my screenplay.

  • Stacey says:

    The Hero’s Journey is a very interesting module to study. I knew who he was, where he was from and what he was going to do. What I had not considered was how his actions affect everyone else and in some cases, how he got to where he was. I really did need to stop and think in a lot more detail. This was exactly the sort of help I was hoping to get and a lot more. I’m now reading the final sections about what to do once I’m happy with my completed screenplay.

  • Linda says:

    I’m working on a screenplay about a spy, so knowing how to create good drama is important for me. I have the ideas, I just wasn’t sure how to write them in to the screenplay so that they had the desired effect of building the tension. The section of the course which explained this did mean I had to go back over the work I’d already done but this is exactly why I signed up in the first place. I still have a lot of work to do but my screenplay is progressing a lot better than it was.

  • Di says:

    From start to finish I knew I was going to learn a lot and I did. The one thing we all want to know is how much do we charge if someone likes the script? That’s covered but I’d like to see a little more there about potential negotiations. We won’t all have an agent to do that for us and that’s the sort of thing that can be really daunting for someone starting out. It is really useful, though, to know where to pitch it when getting interest.

  • Liam says:

    As a beginner I was really keen to make a start and get to work on my screenplay. I had the idea, plot and I thought I had enough to put it all together. Seems I was wrong. Dialogue is one of the most important things in any screenplay and while I knew this, I didn’t appreciate just how it dictates the mood and atmosphere as well. There are some great exercises all about dialogue and how to work the plot in to it. Lots of exercises really help all through the course but the option so send questions would benefit those like me who have little experience.

  • Dean says:

    While there is a lot of good in this course, and it really is good, I felt the last sections could have used a little more information. Finding and agent to represent you and knowing how to pitch the screenplay are vital to get noticed. There is a lot of very useful advice in the course, but I did feel that section could have offered a little more. I have started to send my screenplay off and while I know I’ve got it as good as I can, I’m not confident I’ve pitched it right. Overall a good way to plan and plot and make sure that everything you need is included.

  • Emma says:

    Lots of information here. Most of which was wel thought out and did improve my screenplay. Good section on putting it all together in the right order, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. I did feel some sections had a bit too much to take in but it does help to re read it as you work through your play.

  • Joe says:

    Being severely disabled means I cannot attend residential courses, so I rely on the internet to help me with my writing. The fact that the course is well laid out and each module is easy to find is an added bonus. If I want to refer back to something as I develop my screenplay, it’s easy to find where I need to be. The disadvantage of doing it online means you are unable to exchange ideas with fellow writers, something I enjoy doing and learn from. Being able to learn at my own pace in my own home is a big thing for me and this course did help me a great deal.

  • Hugh says:

    Writing my screenplay and the narrative wasn’t really a problem. It was breaking it down in to scenes which was problematic. Thankfully there is a section here which helps with that and makes it easier to break the screenplay down without losing the flow of the plot. A great module and a great course, but the option for some feedback would be useful.

  • Terry says:

    Something I’d never given any thought to was the functions of the different characters to the overall plot. This is actually very important so that section is extremely helpful to the overall development of my script. If I have any criticism it’s that I’d like some feedback on some of the changes that I’ve made. Having said that, my family are taking great interest now they know I’m taking this course to get the help I need.

  • Lynne says:

    I’ve learned a lot from this course. All the modules are well laid out and the section about tension, mystery and irony was something I’d never really considered. It was all new information to me and something I need to keep in mind as I write.

  • Katy says:

    So glad I found this course and really worth the money. I had no idea how to lay out my screenplay and one of the earliest modules is all about format. There is no way I could have attempted to start a screenplay without this information. The technique of a screenplay is like nothing I’ve ever written before and knowing how to start is wonderful.

  • Adrienne says:

    I always knew there were a number of different genres to write for but I never before realised how many and how each can be adapted. I managed to work in a sub genre to my screenplay which adds a neat little twist. Great information and a big help.

  • Gary says:

    I always thought I was pretty good at visualising my characters as I wrote. After reading this course I realise just how wrong I was. I’ve now learned how to visualise the background, the other characters who may not be involved in the dialogue and even minor details which could have an impact on the plot. So much helpful information.

  • Sharon says:

    I found it easy to work through the course and spent a long time reading the section on plot types. I actually never realised there was so much to this. I know that comedy and mystery will differ but I hadn’t realised the subtleties and how to implement them. It actually inspired me to try my hand at something I never usually write.

  • Sue says:

    The best thing I found on the course was the ‘dos and dont’s’ section. Not so much for the ‘dos’, those are well covered, but more the ‘don’ts’. It’s so easy to get carried away with what you’ve learned and start writing, that you don’t realise that you could be making some obvious mistakes. This section made me more aware of what I shouldn’t be doing as I went along and I’m sure that helped me develop a much better script. Great advice.

  • Jase says:

    It’s so easy to get carried away when you start writing then realise, when you read back, that it just doesn’t flow properly and there are errors. This has an excellent section which explains how to structure the plot to develop the script. By taking it slowly and working on each section at a time, I am finally developing a script which reads easily.

  • John says:

    Although I had an idea for a story I had no idea where to start when it came to planning and plotting. While the course as a whole proved beneficial, I found the section on planning to be invaluable. I’ve repeated that module, using the ideas in it, and am now well on my way to having a completed piece of work.

  • Derek says:

    I’ve been an actor for quite awhile now. National commercials, feature films and shorts and other fun things sprinkled in between. I started writing novels years ago and have two books from that world or writing. Every so often I sketch out a screen play and finish them and they sit on my hard drive forvever a static shock or leaky roof away from being gone forvever. After the last feature I worked on I decided to write a screen play for that director. He liked it, and hurray. When I seen this program on sale I decided to take it to pass the time, after all, what was I going to learn, right? Apparently a lot. I am lackluster in my comrehesion of the English langauge and failed every English classes I’ve taken (I’m a native speaker, just an idiot.) I also failed a script writing class in my attempt at a college degree. Even with that piled up list of my glaring stupidity, I decided to start writing with some success. But this program taught me more in a however long it took me to finish it than years of reading scripts and working on them has. When I look at the subpar writing and completely dismal creativity of upcoming film makers, be they students or starting out I wish they’d take this course. It hasn’t taught me new idea’s or how to write, it taught me how to format my writing and made me go back and improve my previous scripts by asking questions that I hadn’t before. I’ve suggested this to people I’ve worked on TV shows with and even them as accomplished writers learn a thing or two. I am excited to take the novel writing course which again, I’ve written two, but in this world you should understand that you will never learn everything. So get off your high horse and take a few minute out of your day to do these courses.

  • Liam says:

    I asked a few family members what they thought about my idea for a plot and that was as far as I got. I’ve worked on my script alongside the course and I was so happy when I got to the section giving me lots of help about how to get ideas and how to test them. Since I got to this module I’ve found myself making notes about ideas and using the techniques I’ve learned to expand them. My original plot was good but as with everything it did need expanding. The other modules are just as informative so I’m doing a lot of planning work and practice.

  • Lauren says:

    I was prepared to send my screenplay to tv companies. That was until I got to the advice about marketing. I never even gave the internet a thought as a platform for a screenplay. Lots of advice how to approach different companies who use different media. All the information is here to help write a screenplay for different platforms, including the best way to approach them. This has opened up my eyes and made me rethink my target audience.

  • Joey says:

    I’m actually giving 4.5 for this. If I had one criticism it would be that there are maybe too many case studies. They are extremely interesting and insightful, but I felt one from each genre would be enough. They do cover a range of plots and storylines and I must agree that they did all provide a better understanding of how a good script is put together. Overall a very well put together course and one that I know I can take at my own time.

  • Mike says:

    I had a great idea for a plot but when I finished my first script it was way too short. Thankfully this course has a module which can help to develop the plot and characters. Having worked through this my script is now an acceptable length and my characters have a lot more about them. My plot also has some surprises which I hadn’t originally planned. Great course.

  • Jon says:

    Screenplays are hard to get right if you don’t know what you’re doing. I thought I understood the layout of a screenplay until I worked through the lesson about the different stages of screenwriting. This led to a lot of alterations, but it certainly read a lot better after I’d done them. It helped me understand exactly what’s needed to plan in advance to make sure it runs smoothly. Thank you Industrial Scripts for helping me to develop my screenplay.

  • Will says:

    Having finished the course I was pleasantly surprised with the last section. The whole course is geared towards you getting the best from your ideas and making sure you pitch it right. The last section takes this one step further and provides invaluable advice about how to send off your finished piece and even what to look out for if you’re lucky enough to sell it. This kind of information is only usually acquired through experience so having a module to warn you of the best, and worst, ways of doing things in advance is probably the most help I could get from this.

  • Kriss says:

    Narrative has always been a problem for me so I really needed help with screenwriting. This course has a section dedicated to narrative and I’ve now realised what I need to do and thanks to the tips it’s started to get a lot easier. My screenplay still needs a lot of work but now I’ve got the narrative under control I feel I’m halfway there. The rest of the course provided a combination of things I did and didn’t know but it’s always good to have things confirmed. 4.5 stars for this one.

  • Jake says:

    Initially I wanted to get help with the actual formatting of a script but I found the section about the TV market at the moment to be the most interesting. I never expected to find this module in a course and it simply made me think about not only my target audience, but the sort of company I would be selling my script too as well. That’s a big help in making sure my plot is correctly thought out. And of course the module about developing the plot helped even more. I would have like the opportunity for some sort of feedback but it has given me the confidence I needed to actually send off my first script.

  • Jo says:

    I had intended to work quickly through this but I found myself engrossed in the case studies, to the extent that I found old episodes to watch. It was fascinating seeing these techniques in action on screen and this alone has given be a better insight in to my writing.

  • Steven says:

    The secret to getting your writing noticed is to get it right. I have had expert help from this course to help me with developing all parts of my script. I’m still not confident enough to send it off, but I know if I carry on using the techniques advised then I’ll have something I can be really proud of.

  • Debbie says:

    I’ve attended writing courses which are run by people who actually don’t know the industry. Everyone involved in this course really does know what they’re talking about. I went back over what I had written as soon as I’d finished the course and found I could make it even better the 2nd time around.

  • Dave says:

    Positives: Well structured. Good, very useful, information. Nice modules which you can work through at your own pace.
    Negatives: I feel the course is a little too generic at times, aimed at everyone.
    Overall: On the whole a very professionally planned course and I did get a lot of benefit from it. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of writing a script. It really will point you in the right direction when it comes to plot, characterization, structure and even what to do once it’s completed.

  • Richie says:

    I did this course over the a couple of months, which is one of the big advantages for me. I like to take my time and take things in, which you can’t do on a weekend residential course. Having gone at my own pace, I realised there was more to this course than I realised. It covers pretty much everything you need to know to produce and market a good screenplay.

  • Bernice says:

    Finally I can put all my ideas in to practice. I’ve tried a few times to write a script but it’s a lot harder to do than I thought. This provides a step by step guide which means I can do a section at a time and I know I’ve done it properly. Lots of ways to make me thing as well about plot and character.

  • Pat says:

    Good course which helped get me started. I wasn’t sure about some of the sections, the quality varied at times. Overall though a very professional course, and delivers the guidance and training expected to get your screenwriting off to the best start.

  • Emma says:

    I’ve had some ideas floating around for a while but didn’t really know where to start to come up with a good script. This course really pointed me in the right direction. I appreciate all the professional advice it offers and more so, the advice about how to deal with agents. A very thorough course.

  • Kat says:

    I thought I knew a lot about screen writing. I’ve read articles and books about it but this course showed me exactly what I didn’t know. It also gives great advice how to apply the things it teaches. Great value for money and if you’re serious about trying to break in to screenwriting, then this is the course to go for.

  • Lee says:

    Wonderful course. I decided to do this before actually putting pen to paper. It’s been great fun putting the ideas and suggestions in to practice as I’ve gone along.

  • Connor says:

    If you’re serious about writing the best you can, then you need this course. It’s not only full of advice and help to make you get the best from yourself, but there’s so much more to help you progress when it comes to marketing your work. I’m 100% happy with what I got from this course.

  • Sue says:

    I was keen to find out just what I’d learn from this course and I got a nice surprise. It’s very obvious from the start that this has been written by someone who knows what they’re talking about. The information is not only practical but designed to make you think clearly about what you’re trying to achieve. A great help to my writing.

  • Samantha says:

    My script is aimed at a very niche market and if I were being hypercritical I’d say this course is better suited to writers wanting to develop mainstream films. That said, the course as a whole has proved extremely interesting and I have no doubt will prove to be very useful in the future too. I took a lot out of it.

  • Gareth says:

    I thought this was a great course. It’s absolutely packed full of great learning, and information, and it crucially gave me a structure within which to write. I was definitely lacking that before, operating in a vacuum. If I have a criticism it’s that some of the 3-Act stuff I knew already, so those sections delivered less value for me. Having said that I did like the way the course was laid out and there is plenty of extra information on the market, and on the business of being a screenwriter. Recommended.

  • Jim says:

    Everything about this course is designed to help. It uses sound ideas to help you understand how to get started and how to keep the momentum going. I’m still working on the main ideas for my screenplay but by taking it slowly I know I’l get it right.

  • Neil says:

    I did this course before I started my script. I think if I’d done it the other way round I’d have had to make too many corrections. This is a thorough course which helps you think outside the box to give yourself the best chance of being noticed.

  • Jen says:

    As someone new to writing this has been a wonderful source of help and support. It covers everything you need to know, especially if you are a newbie like me. I’m so glad I took the plunge and signed up.

  • Zoe says:

    I learned a lot from the case studies in this course. It’s so much more useful to have something practical to compare your work with. These case studies alone helped me to develop my ideas more.

  • Ben says:

    I decided to turn one of my stories in to a screenplay. I thought it would be easy until I started then I just hit more and more problems. This course really helped me out. It provided me with the structure I need and even helped me add to the overall story as well. Without this course I’d still be struggling, but I now have an almost completed screenplay waiting to be sent off.

  • Steve says:

    I knew there were differences in style and formatting when writing for tv or film, but until I did this course I didn’t appreciate just how the style varies. I’ve learned a lot from this course and it’s all information I can use on other projects too.

  • Alice says:

    I’ve never taken part in any sort of writing course before so I really didn’t know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to work through each module. The course seems very well planned and designed to make sure you get the best from it.

  • Sam says:

    This is obviously written by someone who knows what they’re talking about. I don’t think I’ll write the next blockbuster, but this course will give me the confidence to at least send my finished script off.

  • Andy says:

    Travel is difficult for me so an online course means I can learn when I can. I signed up to this and almost had to stop myself because I was so engrossed I just kept reading.

  • Ellie says:

    Easy to follow modules that I can complete in my own time. I already have a half completed script now. Thank you so much for this course.

  • Sarah says:

    Writing is easy but making sure what you produce is professional is something else. This course covers everything you need to know to get you the best start.

  • Tom says:

    I’ve had an idea for a TV show for a while but I didn’t know where to start. This course has really helped me to get started and given me some great ideas along the way.

  • Raj says:

    I’m halfway through so far and I’ve already got such a lot from this course. I’m making alterations to a film script I’ve written and thanks to this course it’s making more sense and getting a lot easier. This is well worth the money, and it has the advantage that I can work at my own pace.

  • Jess says:

    I really wasn’t sure about an online course but I also didn’t want to spend a weekend in a hotel with a bunch of strangers. This course is everything it promised to be. There are some useful tips in there which really make you think. I had a script written but now I’m going through it again with a lot more confidence.

  • Dave says:

    Very well thought out and full of plenty of information to help with screenwriting. My only comment is I didn’t always agree with some of the feedback. Having said that I know that writing is always subjective and the comments I received were constructive. I am very pleased with the way this course was run.

  • Jack says:

    Not just a course to help me write a good script, but lots of useful information about the television medium as well. This information helps to target the script to make sure it created the best impression. Great course.

  • Jack says:

    I have tried writing courses in the past and have never found one that helped in the way this one has. It’s well structured and well thought out. I found it very easy to follow and I also found it easy to put the information I picked up in to practice. I’m now working on a script with more confidence than I had before.

  • George says:

    Detailed without being over complicated, easily understood without being dumbed down this is THE ideal course for any student of screenwriting. It contains a wealth of information that is set out in a structured and entertaining way, with a huge amount of information conveyed in the lessons. Highly recommended.

  • Paul says:

    A well-organised, step-by-step introduction to screenwriting. Perfect for novice screenwriters and a useful foundation-building course for intermediates. It covers all the main elements from insights into how the industry works through to planning, structuring and writing a script. Having more in-depth tools on particular aspects of the writing craft would make the course even more valuable for more experienced writers looking to take their skills to the next level, but a perfect primer.

  • kevin says:

    The course was formatted very well.Each Chapter built on the last. The handouts and examples were very helpful. I am very glad I took the course and I feel it has properly prepared me to tackle this project. I am very excited to put the tools the course provided me to practice and complete my screenplay.

  • Michael says:

    I found this course to be very helpful. Just coming out of college (that had no film program besides a minor in film) and a rough understanding on how to write a screenplay, this course really helped broaden my understanding of not only the process of screenwriting, but the film industry itself. While some of the lessons may seem tedious (from the basic nature or redundancy of the storytelling mechanics) it is still important to learn them in order to see a different perspective in how to approach telling a story and to see how well broken down the mechanics are for anyone to understand them. Not to mention, having the ability to freely come back whenever I feel like it to complete another course is refreshing and doesn’t let me feel overwhelmed. Overall, if anyone is looking into doing screenwriting and working in the film industry, I would highly suggest investing in this course.

  • Ra says:

    This course is a great introduction for beginners. The last module, on business, agents and marketing, is particularly practical. You would get the most out of this course by doing the exercises, which are well thought out. There is also not the dogmatic adherence to any particular plot or characterisation formulae you sometimes see in screenwriting courses. Note that I’ve given this high rating for a beginning screenwriter, as there is some valuable advice and lessons in it. You can also progress at your own pace, which is convenient.

  • Paul says:

    Television is the most exciting format today, the place where all the best writers are heading. The creative possibilities are limitless – and it pays well! Industrial Script’s services are peerless. So take the course – who knows where it may lead!

  • Ruggero says:

    I LOVE Industrial Script’s courses and feedback services! They’re always my first choice and can’t recommend them enough!

  • randy says:

    I have a number of ideas for screenplays, and not only does this course detail the hows (format, dialogue, props, sounds, action), it also covers planning, conflict, character developing, and selling your screenplay. This is a great place to start to learn the basics of writing screenplays.

  • Shaneen says:

    This is my first time taking an online screenwriting course and I must say it was truly amazing. The course was very informative, very descriptive, as well as an easy read. I am positive this course will have a huge impact in my future career of becoming a professional screenwriter. I will definitely recommend this course to anyone who is attempting to touch audiences with the written word. So thank you Industrial Scripts for helping me on the road to my success.

  • Jon says:

    I found the majority of the course to be good review of fundamental storytelling elements and would probably be more useful for someone just beginning to write. A lot of it is really just common sense. Still, valuable info. The real prize comes at the end about getting an agent, managers, services, and pay – though, as an American, some of the UK stuff is lost on me. All in all, this course is worth checking out but a bit basic.

  • Samantha says:

    Just completed this course, I took it as a refresher to my college screenwriting classes and I felt that it was worth it. I learned new tricks and methods for outlining a story and character and appreciated all the downloads that they include. Through the course of it, I even finished a short script and outlined a feature script!

  • Ivan says:

    Good structure, well organized. Good basis for screenwriting, a good insight into the industry and what is expected, offers the necessary tools and tips to give you a realistic idea of what is to be a screenwriter and how it should be approached and managed. I would recommend it to anyone pursuing a career on screenwriting or someone who wants a clear idea of what is involved in it.

  • Peter says:

    This Screenwriting Course is so much more than that; it comprehensively covers the craft of storytelling, including literary aspects that have made stories compelling throughout the ages. The course then shows the student how to incorporate timeless literary elements into the contemporary script. Excellent experience.

  • Victoria Carrington says:

    This course teaches you how to create and write your own TV show by dissecting the successes (and failures) on our TV screens, and building your knowledge and skills in drama and comedy writing. It covers not just what’s on the page, but what you need to know about the business behind the scenes too. We hope you like it and learn a great deal in the process.

  • Muriel says:

    I think the course content is very good and I am looking forward to completing more of the lessons over the coming weeks. I would recommend this to anyone interested in film scriptwriting.

  • Andrea says:

    This course is a luminous path towards screenwriting. You can tell it’s been written by professionals who love their craft. It’s inspiring, enriching and motivating. It’s a ‘must do’ for any aspiring writer who wishes to see his golden Hero reach his destination successfully.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Clear and compelling – just like a good script!

    I enrolled on this Online Screenwriting Course after being impressed by the level of detail in another course from Industrial Scripts. I’m equally impressed by this one – it’s rigorous, thorough and straight to the point. In other words, whether you’re a newcomer to scriptwriting (like me) or have already completed several scripts, you’ll find it contains plenty of useful pointers and advice. As I progress through the course, I’m taking plenty of notes – and will certainly be referring to them often when I plan and draft scripts.

    From the outset, the course emphasises that writing scripts is a craft – it’s not enough just to read a few books on the subject, watch a few films and hope for the best. For this reason, the course regularly invites you to complete exercises designed to help you apply what you’re learning in a practical manner – and ultimately up your game. For example, I’ve completely changed the logline for my current project as a result of what this course has taught me about making characters, goals and conflicts as compelling as possible.

    One of my favourite parts of this course invites you to think about your scripts/script ideas from the perspective of other industry members (e.g. producers, directors, casting agents, etc.). I find that approach particularly helpful: it highlights the fact that bringing a script to screen or stage is a highly collaborative process. We may sit and write our scripts alone but must never forget the importance of working with others in the industry in order to achieve our goals – and theirs.

    My only suggestion for improvement would be to make the course’s default text size larger. For now, I just use my browser’s zoom function if my eyes are feeling tired.

    Overall, this is a great course for the newbie and even for the established scriptwriter who’s looking for a refresher. And the upbeat, no-nonsense tone in which it is written is certainly very refreshing!

  • Heather says:

    Love it! This is the first time I have taken a screenwriting course. The lessons are beginner-friendly, well organized, and written well. Other resources on the website are also highly useful. I would recommend if you have an interest in learning at your own pace.

  • Simon says:

    This is the first online screenwriting course I’ve done but I have to say that I really enjoy it. The flexibility to do it when I want really helps as I work full time so doing it as or when helps a lot. I’ve had an idea for a script for a while and this course is really helping me get the idea formed properly and try and make it as brilliant as it can be in order for submission. I really like the fact it is easy to navigate and structured well, so I can take my iPad out and do a bit in a cafe to allow my mind to focus on it without being interrupted at home or work. Thanks to a great deal I got on buying the course, I am very pleased.

  • Jasmine says:

    Well, if you want to talk about an exciting, informative, well written, and easy to follow training course, then the online screenwriting course is for you! I am devouring the information planned out in each lesson, and have learned so many definitions and terminologies that I have never known before! At this rate, I will be an expert screenwriter in no time! I definitely recommend this course to anyone who has a passion for screen writing, and the drive to develop the necessary skills to make their project a success. Sign up today, and be on your way to making your dreams come true!

  • Ohad says:

    Still going through the course, but it’s a great kick start for your script writing skills. I enjoy reading through the courses in my own time and pace. Recommended for all those who don’t feel like paying 12,000 pounds for a university.

  • Nina says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn screenwriting and this is my chance at a cheap price. So far, the online course is perfect. I’ve learned many do’s and don’ts. It’s teaching me the process before I get started.

  • Martin says:

    Enjoyable to work through and consistently interesting. The advice seems logical, and the course is well structured, leading you through the process from initial concept through to pitching, marketing and contracts. Sadly, Oscar acceptance speeches are not covered.

  • Debbie says:

    I just started and have only been through 3 lessons. My first online course and it is very user friendly. I am hoping to write a book to film adaptation.

  • Nigel says:

    I am taking this course to help me to develop an older script which I did not get around to finishing and I am finding it very useful. The quiz is enough for me to help me remember what I’ve learned. I am looking forward to taking the rest of the course.

  • Lori says:

    In the process of writing my 4th screenplay, I felt a bit rusty, as it has been years since I completed my last one. Your course was the perfect refresher for me. It has been very helpful in so many ways, and I’m certain that my script will improve because of it. Thank you for being out there, as writing is a lonely profession, and your course served as a super support system for me, that is much appreciated.
    Lori Meyer

  • Hayley says:

    This course systematically takes you through all the areas you need to cover as a new screenwriter. It’s great to be able to work online, any time, at your own speed, in the safe knowledge that what you’re learning has been expertly crafted by people in the industry.

  • Sandra says:

    This is the first online screenwriting course that I am doing and at the moment is being great. The lessons are useful. It is very easy to do it in your free time. I really recommend it.

  • Daniel says:

    I am still working through the course but it’s a great support to pick up and put down and supporting you through the planning, developing and writing of a feature film script. I’ve specialised in writing numerous short film scripts, but this has been perfect to work alongside as I construct my feature film script. Recommended not just for the beginners but those who have had some experience of script writing.

  • Jessica Clark says:

    4.8 stars. This course was set up in a logical, organized way that made it easy to follow. I have taken a screenwriting course once before, but this course expanded on my knowledge and provided handouts and examples to better guide me through the writing process. I was able to complete the course easily during my free time, and am excited to continue working on my screenplay. My only critique is that I missed the networking opportunities of a live course.

  • This is our 1st online training course, which builds on our years of experience and knowledge of film screenwriting. The course can be taken at your own pace, and to suit your own schedule, and delivers what we consider the perfect start to the new film screenwriter.