Short course


Delivered over 8 weeks on a Tuesday evening (18:15-21:15)

Participants arrive with a log-line or idea for a short, and over the duration of the course you will expand the idea before then developing it into a 10-15 page script that will have gone through two drafts. 


This course combines lecturing and group discussion which includes:

  • The exploration of fundamental principles of storytelling through reading excerpts and the analysis of shorts films.
  • Brief assignments both during and between sessions to develop your characters, ideas, and the ability to analyse the short form. 
  • Your scripts will be read and discussed by the group in a constructive manner to help further develop the work and your ability to dissect the writing of others. 
  • Advice will be offered on how to find producers and funding to support your next steps into production.


This online programme is delivered by Toby Fell-Holden a British writer-director based between New York and London. He has taught filmmaking and masterclasses at Columbia, NYU, MetFilm, Queen Marys University, and he is a visiting fellow at Arts Uni Bournemouth.   He is a Screen International Star of Tomorrow for 2016 and a Film London Lodestar of 2020, and has been awarded fellowships from the Moving Picture Institute and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Corporate Rate: £800

Freelance Rate: £425


Feedback from other online training we have provided include:

“I probably felt more comfortable doing this course over Zoom than I would have standing up in person reciting the same stories.”

“This course was delivered remotely and I was surprised at how well it worked. I felt at ease being at home and lost no focus. I felt that I was actually more honest about my faults and it gave a more informal feel”

 “A really great inspiring course with a very likeable course leader”

“Tutor had a very good structure and was passionate about their subject. I felt engaged and informed throughout.”

“The practice sessions were my favourite part. We got to think on our feet and really put the teachings to the test. The tasks set were easy to follow but hard enough that you really had to think to complete them”

How to apply

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If you experience any problems making your application please contact us 01494 677 903

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