NFTS Scotland: A Practical Guide to Writing Comedy Drama In Person

Short course


In person delivery, subject to government guidelines allowing, with COVID-19 protocols in place

Join Hannah Robinson on this 2 day course as she guides you through how to write a great comedy drama!

During this course, you will cover:

- Why we laugh and what we're laughing at 

- Comic Character 

- Structure - because it's even more important in comedy

- Comic Tone - and how to find it

- How to come up with a funny idea (that's actually funny)

- Formats: sitcoms, features, series

- Comedy collaboration - how to co-write or work in a team

About the Tutor

Hannah Robinson is an award winning screenwriter and script consultant who specialises in comedy drama. Hannah is currently working with Sir Lenny Henry and Russell T Davies.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £365
Corporate Rate: £550


A limited number of bursaries are available for all of our short courses. If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria, or can pay for the course by other means.

Please apply as far in advance of the course date as possible (and no later than 10 working days in advance of the course date) to give yourself the best chance of securing a supported place, as we may not be able to accommodate all applications.

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application, and supporting documents, should be submitted to

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines (Word doc)

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form (pdf)

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document (pdf) which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help. Please submit your application in plenty of time as timescales for funders differ. 


How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

Please complete the application form to apply. You will be asked to upload your CV. 

Please also read the Terms and Conditions of booking as payment of a successful application assumes acceptance of these. 

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