Under-Represented Voices Writing Lab

8 weeks - one evening a week Part-time

Main Campus Online Evening session - 6.15pm to 8.45pm


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Under-Represented Voices Writing Lab

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Under-representation and under-represented groups in the UK relate to the protected characteristics as defined in the UK Equality Act 2010. Additional areas include regional participation, socioeconomic background, and caring responsibilities. This is not an exhaustive list.

- British Film Institute  


There is rightfully a big push in TV and film for under-represented voices - but how do under-represented writers navigate an industry not yet ready for them?
How do you use existing expectations and dogmas to your advantage?
What does the hero’s journey look like when they have an under-represented voice?

Writers from under-represented backgrounds need dedicated advice - on how to navigate pitfalls and bend the rules and expectations of the industry to their benefit. Most of all, they need an opportunity to explore their ideas among like-minded peers who can help support and nurture them.


This course runs on Wednesday evenings, after working hours, for 8 weeks - giving you greater flexibility to hit homework deadlines.  

At the end of the 8 weeks, you will have:

  • A toolbox of structures, theories, and troubleshooting techniques
  • Invaluable practice in pitching exercises and mock Writers’ rooms
  • A ready-to-go pitch for your personal project
  • A minimum of 20 revised pages of a personal project - short, pilot, or feature

Instead of championing one theory of screenwriting, this course focuses on equipping Writers with a range of tools to tackle writing screenplays.