Short Courses

Creative Writing: Screenwriting

An introductory writing workshop for people interested in, but new to, writing for film and television. Many are more familiar with cinematic or televisual stories than any other art, yet too few try to tell stories in these pervasive media.

The prerequisite for level II is the completion of the previous level or prior experience. Applicants who wish to join level II and have prior experience in screenwriting are required to submit writing portfolio for trainer’s review. Applicants with no prior experience are encouraged to start from level I.

About the trainer
Ng Swee San has scripted for critically-acclaimed local television  shows such as Code of Law , The Pupil , Titoudao (2020) and Tanglin . She has also written for popular children’s shows such as Leo the Wildlife Ranger (2022), Ollie (2021) and Totally Toto (2018).

For more than eight years as President of Screenwriters Association, she forged alliances with statutory boards and professional associations. Her expertise as a media professional was recognised with a SkillsFuture Fellowship.

Apart from teaching scriptwriting at the Puttnam School of Film at LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) for 10 years, Swee San designs the course material and facilitates the dramatic writing course for the MA Creative Writing programme at LASALLE. She also served as a consultant to the LASALLE-IMDA WritersLab programme in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Note: Course trainers are, on occasion, subject to change with short notice.


Creative Writing: Screenwriting I


No. of classes Days Dates Time
8 Every Sat 6 Apr – 25 May 2024 10:00am – 1:00pm

Creative Writing: Screenwriting II

If you wish to be notified of the next level, please leave your details in our Interest Form. We will get in touch with you.

Application Information

Course materials

Notepad and writing materials.

Who should attend

Art enthusiasts, art and language students, teachers and/or anyone keen on screenwriting.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit
National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy


Note: Course fee not inclusive of application fee and GST.

(after National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy)

Note: NSA fee is inclusive of GST.