Film Screenwriting




Film Screenwriting Short Course

Course Fee Duration Days*
AED 3,500 36 hours 2 x Weekdays
Next Starting Date Qualification
Usual Timings*
22 Apr 2019
SAE Film Screenwriting
6pm - 9pm
  Language Age group
  English  Young Creatives/Adults

*These times are based on how the course has been run in the past and are subject to change before each start date.

What you need to know about this course

The course aims to take students through the process of developing a short film script from premise to the first draft. The sessions will aim to encourage students to explore and draw upon their own experiences, imagination and creativity to tell original and inspiring stories. Throughout the classes, the students will learn how to create a framework for their story using Syd Field’s three-act structure as well as an emphasis on character development.


Who it's for

  • No prior knowledge necessary - this program starts with storytelling basics.
  • This program is suited towards individuals who are film literate and are confident with their English language skills.


Program Outcome

  • Understand and apply basic three-act story structure.
  • Write a complete screenplay based upon the three-act paradigm.
  • Create and develop relatable, three-dimensional characters that progress throughout the course of the story.
  • Understand and apply feedback on structure and character development.
  • Understand and apply screenplay formatting using CeltX but also applying this to similar software.


Key facts



    May 2019


    Enrol By: 09 May 2019

    Start Date: 11 May 2019

    End Date: 08 Jun 2019


    Short Course

Entry requirements

There are no academic requirements to participate in this programme. Courses cater to two different age groups; 14-17 years and 18 years and above.

Fees and Payments

AED 3500