Theatre, Film & TV

TV Writing Course

Write a pilot episode & outline for an original TV drama serial on our brand new course. With masterclasses from top TV professionals, including BBC Commissioner Manda Levin, and the Curtis Brown TV agents. *Scholarship available*

We are delighted to bring our new screenwriting course back to London in September! Tutor Colin Teevan and the Curtis Brown Creative team are looking forward to meeting our students in person!

Fifteen talented writers will each develop an idea for a six-part serial, write a 60-minute pilot episode and evolve a plan for a further five episodes – supported by the expert teaching of celebrated TV-dramatist Colin Teevan (former Professor of Screenwriting and Playwriting at Birkbeck), plus an in-depth one-to-one tutorial from an experienced script editor and a series of five masterclasses from leading TV-industry professionals.

There’ll also be a pitching session with Curtis Brown TV & Film agents – and the opportunity to share materials with the agent team. 

The course will help students to develop their work to the best of its potential and will also be highly practical – giving a real-world education about what the industry is looking for and how to pitch their work effectively. 

Across the eighteen weeks, students will work on a range of important materials as well as writing their pilot script and workshopping extracts from it. They’ll be getting advice from top professionals on how to develop their idea, and on how to write pitches, outlines, treatments, character biographies, scenes and sequences, series overviews, and more.

Find out more and apply here ››

The Breakthrough Scholarship for TV Screenwriters will award one talented writer of colour with limited financial means a fully paid place on this course. If you’re a writer of colour without the financial means to attend a Curtis Brown Creative course, this scholarship opportunity is for you. 

To submit your application for the scholarship place please fill in the application form found here. Deadline Sunday 29 August.

The scholarship is part of the Breakthrough Writers’ Programme, a major outreach initiative offering opportunities to under-represented writers.