WSQ Produce a Script from a Client's Brief

SSG Course Ref No.: CRS-Q-0011383-CI / Funding Validity Period: 24 Nov 2016 - 29 Jan 2021


Understand the principles of screenwriting from a creative and industrial perspective.



Adapting a client's brief turning it into a script that is lucid, cogent and interesting is a useful skill for any screenwriter to have. This unit will cover the principles of screenwriting from a creative and industrial perspective, and help screenwriters interpret a client's brief and transform it into an impressive script.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what the scriptwriter does, the various documents they have to write, their working methods, and the basics of story, character, and genre
  • Create a story and put various genre spins through structured brainstorming
  • Deal with tricks of the trade: suspense, surprise, set ups and pay offs, props and symbols
  • Develop a brief that a writer can respond to creatively
  • Identify the seven common story problems and their solutions
  • Edit scripts to make dialogue work and filmable action descriptions


Who Should Attend

Screenwriters, Directors, Producers


(Duration) Date

(3 Days) -



9:00am to 6:00pm


Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Application Fee: S$53.50 -Waived-


Course Type: Category B

SSG Funding*

MCES or ETS Funding*

WTS Funding*

Full Course Fee S$1,800.00 S$1,800.00 S$1,800.00
SSG Funding (S$337.50) (S$337.50) (S$337.50)
Nett Course Fee S$1,462.50 S$1,462.50 S$1,462.50
7% GST S$126.00 S$126.00 S$126.00
Total Fee Payable S$1,588.50 S$1,588.50 S$1,588.50
Additional Funding (S$0.00) (S$787.50) (S$1,372.50)
Nett Fee Payable S$1,588.50 S$801.00 S$216.00

*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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