Course overview

Writing Inspired by Movies & Music a fun, friendly and structured approach to aid you in finding inspiration, putting pen paper and get writing. Lights, camera action - press play, it could be the story, a scene, a song, a line or dialogue, a lyric or how it makes us feel, we put the focus on getting creative as inspired by a selection of films and music, the words you write could be fact, fiction or somewhere in between - we use our own creativity by putting pen to paper and apply some writing hints, tricks and skills. Gain confidence as you develop new skills to improve your writing. Might your next piece be a great adaptation?

Course description

This course will make use of a mix of informal feedback, lecture using PowerPoint slides, some focused group discussion/creative tasks in breakout rooms and feedback. We have all had that ear-worm playing in our heads all day after hearing a song on the radio - a song about something or someone that stirs us and gets us thinking creatively. Sometimes a film or a scene from a film has the same effect? Session by session we take inspiration from either a classic song or film (and there really is no need to have seen the film or heard the song before) apply some creative writing skills story structures and tricks and see where the story and our imagination takes us. Sometimes it is a simple case of what happens next? Or your chance to rethinking the situation – what if you feel he/she would never have said that? There is even scope to have added fund with some misheard lyrics/lines and we’ll cover how you might lay it out if you were to re-script a famous scene for yourself! We examine story, structure, characters and genre conventions we should adhere to or disregard. A course with something for the seasoned scribbler and/or the curious beginner.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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