Course Overview:

On this course, you’ll discover the underlying pillars of all great stories, and learn how to take what you have learned and apply it to the development of your own film or TV script.

You’ll immerse yourself in exemplary scripts from around the world, dissecting their structures, story flows, character development and the magic that made them resonate with audiences, as well as those that did not perform well, so that you leave this course understanding what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Who is this course for?:

If you are interested in becoming a scriptwriter, script editor, story researcher, or development assistant, or you just want to broaden your existing skills-set, then this is the course for you.

A minimum of an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) from a recognized tertiary educational establishment is required, but a degree from a reputable university is desirable.


Head of The Art of Screenwriting

Born in Sheffield England in 1968, Yinka Ogun studied Architecture before delving into screen writing, and has since emerged as one of the most accomplished screenwriters in modern day Nigerian television. Yinka came into national prominence in the early 2000’s as the creator of the multiple award winning TV serieS ‘Dear mother’, after which he was a member of the writing teams for ‘Doctors quarters’ and ‘Edge of Paradise’ both owned by Mnet (Africa’s biggest TV network), and in between, finding time to pen the Tunde Kelani block buster ‘Abeni’ In 2007, Yinka created the hit show ‘Tinsel’, and spent a year as its head writer, before moving on to other things. In recent times, Yinka has created ‘Daddy’s girls’ which won the 2016 AMVCA award for best TV series, and was story consultant for the MTV base TV series ‘SHUGA 4’. He has also been head writer/co-writer for shows like ‘The Governor’, and ‘Life 101’ and story consultant for ‘Sons of the caliphate’, all for Ebonyife media, for whom he also co-penned the hit romantic comedy ‘Royal hibiscus hotel, the December 2019 Christmas hit ‘Your excellency’ and the highly successful Netflix 'Original' film ‘Oloture’ Yinka has in the past worked and trained on international shows like ‘Binnelanders’, ‘Egoli’, and ‘Generations’ in South Africa. Yinka is the present head of the Screen writer’s guild of Nigeria, and teaches screen writing, storytelling, and most importantly, the art of creating and developing long lasting and engaging TV series, through which he has mentored a lot of the present day screenwriting rising stars, and was one of the final round judges for the Writers guild of South Africa ‘MUSE AWARDS 2020’, as well as a juror for the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov international television scripting competition 2020 and 2021, hosted by the International Academy of Television arts and sciences (Hosts of the Emmy awards). In September 2022, Yinka was formally elected into the International Academy of Television arts and sciences.