Story, Ideas & Character Masterclass

Story, ideas and Character are crucial to the success of most programmes no matter what genre you work in. This expert-led 1-day course tackles creating story and how to make the stories you’re telling gripping and engaging. The focus is on Drama giving you hints and tips from a master storyteller, Philip Shelley. Prepare for a dynamic day using current case studies and clips to illustrate the principles, and hands-on practical exercises to create character and story.

NB: this course is an ideal follow on to Philip’s ‘Script Editing Essentials’

Times: 10:00 to 17:00


Available Courses

Course content

  • The principles of powerful story-telling.
  • Tapping into universal stories.
  • The creation and depiction of the character.
  • Generating ideas, how to access and create compelling story ideas.
  • The disciplines of story creation.
  • Pitching – how to pitch effectively, looking at both verbal & written pitches.

Who it's for

Ideal for any creatives working in drama, comedy, documentary or factual entertainment.


Class size

12 people

Course cost

  • Course cost - £250
  • Freelancer cost - £150

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least seven days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses if there are insufficient enrolments. Read more about our terms and conditions.

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Scripted: Story, Ideas & Character Masterclass

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94 Euston St
Kings Cross
London, NW1 2HA
T: 020 3487 0354