After completing a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (preferably in a language or in Performing Arts studies or in Film Studies), you can go for a master’s level or postgraduate diploma course in Creative writing / Film Studies / Cinema / Creative Writing for Performing Arts/ Creative Writing for Art, etc. For admission in a master’s or a postgraduate diploma course, you need a three years bachelor’s degree in a language / performing art / other discipline. Along with bachelors, a foundation course in Creative Writing or Film studies can be considered.
A scriptwriter is a creative writer who works along with story writers, directors, and producers to write scripts for films, TV shows, commercial films, or theatre production. The job as a scriptwriter would be involved in creating characters, crafting dialogues, and building an engaging and intriguing plot. From writing engaging dialogues to stage directions, a scriptwriter works with every aspect of a script.A script is a written text or a document which constitutes the essentials for telling a story. A good script is a blend of well-written scenes, characters, plots, dialogues, and actions which are narrated creatively. Therefore, as a scriptwriter, you’d get to use your creative imagination and writing skills to create a whole new fictional world and share your stories and ideas to prospective producers and directors. A career as a scriptwriter is not only challenging but is a great pathway for those who have a knack for creative writing and can write lengthy and interesting stories and write-ups.
As a scriptwriter, you will be responsible for writing dialogues, developing the intriguing plot, writing dialogues for a given situation or creating situations for films as well as play. You will also be involved in working under deadlines, writing and creating original stories and creating interesting and complex plots, within a required structure and in a specified composition.
As a scriptwriter, you will be engaged to the following key roles and responsibilities: