How to find inspiration for comedy material.
Generating, editing and adding to jokes.
Editing and structuring a comedy set.
Performance skills including microphone techniques, timing, use of voice, act-outs.
Overcoming and using fear.
Finding your "comedy voice".
How to write jokes for radio/TV.
How to get booked for comedy gigs.
At the end of the course you should have put together a short (3-5 minute) comedy set and you will have the opportunity to perform this to a live comedy... Full details
Introduction to Storytelling
Everyone needs to have an edge for university or college? That x-factor that every child and young person needs to win? An edge to get into Higher Education or Further Education or Apprenticeships? All colleges, universities employers are constantly looking for candidates with “the edge”, this storytelling course makes this a reality. Can you afford not to invest in the future?
Over 1,000 young people have completed the introduction to... Full details
Monthly Workshops £30 for a one-off taster for our on-going monthly workshops with flexible attendance. If you enjoy your taster you can sign up for 5 or 10 sessions at any time and pre-book sessions to suit your schedule. You can book a taster for our Saturday workshops in Balham or our Novelists' Survival group.
Writers' Room Ideal for people who want to experiment with different forms and ideas or those engaged in longer projects. We focus on short stories, travel writing, poetry... Full details
Have you always wanted to record parts of your own life, or perhaps you would like to catalogue someone else's history? This course will help you to discover ways of remembering the stories and anecdotes you will need to make an interesting story, by using sensory prompts and interviewing techniques. The workshops will cover ghostwriting, biographical accounts, autobiographical fiction and sensationalised articles. you will be shown a variety of ways to extract the stories you want to... Full details
This 6 week course is designed to both give you the theory and tools necessary to begin writing but also the opportunity to put this into practice.
By the end of the 6 weeks you will have pitched, planned and written your own short film. The 6 weeks are intensive and enjoyable , previous participants have said:
"it gave me confidence in my writing".
"it was fun and informal"
"Great to meet other writers and make new friends"
Who is it for Everyone Interested in writing. The sessions will... Full details
Tutored by Lancaster MA and PhD Graduate, Sarah Dobbs, author of Killing Daniel. Nominated for the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize.
Starting to write - this online course encourages people completely new to creative writing, or those with a little background. You may have written when you were younger or have attended a short course a few years ago.
We will focus on strategies for developing new writing, becoming your own critic, how to plot interesting stories, developing characters and... Full details
Uncover comedy devices and approaches to being funny. Deal with hecklers and learn how to get gigs. Put it all into practice in a live show. Plus industry expert career advice from Geoff Whiting and open spots for every student at the nationwide comedy clubs booked by Mirth Control. Long running course, now in its 8th year. Proven track record of loads of graduate gigging acts.
What is the course about?
You will create a stand-up act and then do a show. Complete and near beginners welcome,... Full details
This course will enable writers to develop journalistic news-based skills to add impact to their Intranet and web content, newsletters, and internal and marketing communications. Techniques for structuring stories for maximum impact and accessibility are covered, along with research and interviewing techniques.
A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and... Full details
Creative lessons in Screenwriting stimulate the writers imagination, unblocking the idea process to successfully formulate a Film Script. Learn Script Format and Film Narrative allowing a structure to complete a 5-8 minute short film while on the course. Screenwriting sessions are practical in nature with class exercises and page to screen analysis throughout. Experience out of class screenwriting assignments that cover all screenwriting techniques needed to complete the short Film... Full details
A weekend retreat in the heart of the Brecon Beacons with individual tuition from an experienced tutor with over fifty books under his belt. Students can work on whatever they choose: a novel, story or poem they have already begun or a writing task set by the tutor. Full details
Behind every great film is a great script. Take away the celebrity names and the special effects and you are left with the seed that started it all, great writing. In order to be successful as a screenwriter you have to learn how to manage the audience's emotions and create imaginative storytelling. This course is designed to teach you just that.
With the help of a tutor you will learn all the techniques behind creating a good structure for your story, finding the right genre for you and... Full details
The combination of both courses has made this course a unique one which will give you an opportunity to study the fact and fiction together. In this way, this course will look at practical aspects of published material as well as the essential elements of short stories, novels and articles.
We aim to provide you affordable and flexible way to further your education, the course therefore offers you the best deal available. The registration fee, certification fee, and full... Full details
This programme is designed for anyone considering professional authoring for a variety of media including books, short stories, radio and television. The aim of this self-study course is to provide a comprehensive guide to the skills and techniques of writing fiction successfully, and will enable students to study a variety of styles. The course also examines practical aspects of getting published plus the essential elements of both short stories and novels. Full details
Online markets offer many exciting new opportunities for writers, ranging from web pages, articles and news features to ebooks, training courses and marketing material. Not only have many new markets emerged, but traditional markets, including familiar newspapers and magazines, are increasingly moving their content online.
The web provides a unique context for both writers and their readers, with its own rules and limitations. This is why it is so important that writers moving to the web do... Full details
Fashion Blogging taught by three of our College Tutors
Course made up of study and research assignments graded by our tutors
Learn online, on any device and browser over a 12 month period
Every successful student will get a course completion certificate from JD Campus
TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS TO BECOMING A FAMOUS FASHION BLOGGER!
JD Campus London a leading London Fashion College and part of the Global JD Institute brings you an exclusive e-learning course on Fashion Blogging.... Full details
12 modules available for you to access and review at your own pace.
You will have full access to the course for 18 months
Learn how to get started on your first crime thriller
Explore different types of crime novels
Learn how to plot and structure your novel and write great dialogue
Create strong characters, including those with sociopathic and psychopathic traits
Create a believable crime with conflict, tension and suspense
Learn various aspects of... Full details
This course is for newcomers to reporting and those with only a very basic knowledge. It is invaluable for those in public relations and others who want to improve their writing skills for print and online. Workshop contents are: What news is, identifying stories and writing them for different readerships. The workshop involves plenty of practical work with individual attention and assessment. Content also includes finding news, especially off-diary stories, researching and planning, story... Full details
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If you want to write fiction, then short stories are a great place to start. In this course you’ll learn all the essential elements of short story writing, discover where to find ideas and how to put your story together. You’ll cover plot and structure, dialogue, characterisation, setting, tense, viewpoint, and much, much more. You’ll also find out exactly how to submit your work to a magazine editor.
This course will teach... Full details
Words are wonderful and amazing. They can be applied in a variety of ways just as you would use other media, such as paint, fabric or clay, to create precisely what you want. On this creative writing course you will explore and play with words, unearth how to convey emotions, tell a story or communicate ideas by weaving together an ideal vocabulary.
You will create a word tapestry, blending colours and elaborating textures as you develop your writing. And like notes on a sheet of... Full details
Who doesn't know the fear of the blank page? How can we transform our visions into the written word? Is it really possible to become a terrific writer? You'll find the answer to these and more of your questions in Writeriffic.
Course Fast Facts:
Only 6 weeks to complete this course
Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
Instructors lead each course and you will be able... Full details
Channel your inner J. K. Rowling, immerse yourself in the literature of Hemingway and dip your pen into the creative writing inkwell. Turn the ethereal words suspended in your mind into concrete, original and inspiring prose. Get to know and evolve your inner author when you learn creative writing.
What are the main things I’ll learn?
You’ll learn all about writing styles,...
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