WSQ Write a Narrative Script (Chinese)

SSG Course Ref No.: CRS-Q-0024165-CI / Funding Validity Period: 16 Oct 2019 - 30 Apr 2020


Supported by the Screenwriters Association (Singapore)


Fuel your passion for storytelling by understanding the skills required to write a narrative script.



All good films and dramas start with a script. Each story begins with an idea, which is then transformed into a script. A script combines all aural, visual, behavioural, and linguistic elements necessary to tell the story effectively, and is therefore one of the most imperative elements in every film or drama production.

This unit focuses on writing a narrative script for film and television drama. Participants will learn to develop a story idea and write a script that has commercial and/or artistic potential by identifying the theme of the story, developing creative plots and compelling characters. This unit will also have an emphasis on learning how to write evocative action and descriptors, develop effective and appropriate dialogue, as well as a suitable pace for the story.

所有好的影视剧都诞生自剧本。 每个影视剧故事都是从一个想法,一步一步地发展到成为脚本。剧本结合听觉、视觉、人物行为和语言来讲一个精彩故事,是每一部影视剧作品中最重要的元素之一。



Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish between the different types of film story genres and genre boundaries
  • Understand the three-act structure used in storytelling and concepts
  • Incorporate ways in conducting research to develop the story and characters
  • Establish an appropriate point of view for the story
  • Develop compelling characters, plot and sub-plots through action and control the pace of the narrative
  • Write evocative action and descriptions
  • Using a master scene script format
  • Using present tense and active voice
  • Develop appropriate and effective dialogue for characters
  • Develop the scripts through various drafts  


  • 辨认和讨论不同的电影类型,并将类型特色应用到自己的剧本编写上。
  • 以一句话清晰地阐述剧本意念,向业内人士推介自己的故事创意。
  • 按照专业格式组织和结构影视剧叙事剧本。
  • 应用背景、人物、主题设定等基本元素,编写叙事剧本。
  • 修改和改善剧本。


Who Should Attend

Screenwriters (TV & Film), Staff Writers (Drama), Playwrights, Story Editors, Directors, Executive Producers, Showrunners



  • Fluent in Mandarin for both writing and speaking.
  • Have basic computer skills (e.g. typing and using MS Word).


(Duration) Date

(48 Hours) 22, 25, 27, 29 April, 4,6, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 27, 30 May 2020

Registration Closing Date: 1 April 2020



7:00pm to 10:00pm (Weekdays)

9:00am to 6:00pm (Saturdays)


Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Application Fee: S$53.50 -Waived-


Course Type: Category A

SSG Funding* (70%)

MCES or ETS Funding* (90%)

WTS Funding* (95%)

Full Course Fee S$4,000.00 S$4,000.00 S$4,000.00
SSG Funding (S$2,800.00) (S$2,800.00) (S$2,800.00)
Nett Course Fee S$1,200.00 S$1,200.00 S$1,200.00
7% GST S$84.00 S$84.00 S$84.00
Total Fee Payable S$1,284.00 S$1,284.00 S$1,284.00
Additional Funding (S$0.00) (S$800.00) (S$1,000.00)
Nett Fee Payable S$1,284.00 S$484.00 S$284.00

*SkillsFuture Funding (SSG Funding), Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES Funding), Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETS Funding), Workfare Training Support Scheme (WTS Funding) - Fundings from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) are applicable to Singapore Citizens and/or Permanent Residents only. Terms and conditions apply. For more information on funding available, click here


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