WSQ Write a Narrative Script (English)

SSG Course Ref No.: CRS-Q-0022955-CI / Funding Validity Period: 21 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2020

This unit may be taken as part of the WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Script).

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.


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  


Who Should Attend

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


(Duration) Date

(50 Hours) Please email for the course schedule.

Registration Closing Date: -



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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