PROFESSIONAL INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN SCRIPT WRITING
( PROFESSIONAL SCREENPLAY WRITING DIPLOMA : FILM & TV )
Diploma Duration : Two terms of Six Months+ 6months Project work
Online / offline
Academic Year : December 2021 to November 2022
Venue: W.R.I.C., Mumbai University, Kalina Campus, Santacruz (East),Mumbai 98
Senseindia's Diploma Course in Script Writing is not only for screenwriters but for the complete Film Makers.
The process of writing story treatment can help screenwriters to build a solid foundation in screenplay writing
Professional International Script Writing Diploma course covers step-by-step understanding of story and Scrip writing methods practically producing process of story treatment writing simple with a ground-breaking approach to the form. In the span of one year Script Writing Course develops the writer's mind into a sensitive Screenplay writer. The thought process is In the span of one year Script Writing Course develops the writer's mind into a sensitive
Screenplay writer. The thought process isThe thought process is In the span of one year
Script Writing Course develops the writer's mind into a sensitive Screenplay writer. The thought process
is taught with critical assignments to the enlightenment of writers about the practicalities of the Film Industry.
By the end of the Diploma, participants will have a strong treatment and solid content research for professional
Industry screenplay and Novel Senseindia's Diploma in Script Writing is designed with 15 years of research
for the people who intend social change through cinema. The professional work experience with Industry people makes Senseindia's Diploma Holder in confident Script Writer
Teaching hours : 120 per Term Total teaching hours 240 International Academic Credits : 12 US Credits
SYLLABUS FOR PROFESSIONAL SCREENPLAY WRITING DIPLOMA COURSE
Principles in Story Development :
Literature and Social Reflections in Art
Applications of Creativity in Literature and Cinema
World Literature and Cinema
History of Indian Story development Process
Impact of religions on writing
Novel writing and its screenplay adaptation
History of Indian Film Writing
Genres in Script Writing
Important principles in Idea to Final Draft
Creation of content:
Idea to Screenplay -
Pre -production -
Practical Sessions in Script writing :
Concept - Story
Story line / Structure
Screenplay / Audio Visual
Dialog / Story-boarding
Adaptation of Novel for Cinema
Script Registration – Story Protection
• understanding of “idea”, “concept”, and a “strong concept”;
• thought process or “abhidharana” of a writer/author, influence of various factors (memories, experiences,
conditionings, background/situation – social, cultural, economic, religious), importance of developing
the thought process of a writer.
• how to develop an idea into a concept and further into a strong concept, the role of thought process
in developing an idea to a strong concept.
Elements of a Story:
• Concept of the Story, the Central conflict, the Entertainment value(s)(like social, religious,
cultural, educational or environmental message);
• Characterization (Protagonist, Antagonist, and the thought processes of the characters), strong visual elements
and the role of visual elements,
• Cultural (and social, economic, religious) elements of the story.
Development of the Story (from idea to strong concept):
• how to establish the background (social, cultural, economic, religious) using visual elements in the scenes and
through actions and dialogues of characters; • how to introduce various characters in the story;
• concept of protagonist and antagonist, in a story/film, their thought processes and how to develop and present
• how to develop and present their personality (or thought process) using appropriate scenes, activities and dialogs.
Indian vs International Film Scenario:
• In the Indian film scenario, need to shift from masala movies to films addressing a) political problems, and b)
• Importance of, and the need for detailed and in-depth research in preparation for movies.
This is especially true for movie based on historical events or mythology.
• discussion on and explanation of: Scene, Shot, Sequence, and Act; Difference between Scene and Shot.
• understanding of the Acts I, II and III, with examples/exercises.
Structure of a Story:
• preparation of the story structure: an initial and crucial step towards writing of screenplay from a story;
importance of a strong and well-defined/thought story structure, • discussion on how to form the story structure
with examples/exercises, •
final story structure depends upon (or affected by):
a) outlook/perspective of the writer, b) life/size of the story and c) mode of expression (short film, full film etc)
Documentary vs Feature Films: both have different formats which is reflected in the treatment
of narrative, structure, time duration of the film, subjects addressed, etc.
Guidelines for Writing of Screenplay: detailed discussion on format (Industrial Layout) to be used,
Project Works : Novel / Feature Film / TV Serial / Documentary Research and Script / Research Dissertation
Head of Dipartment and Main Faculty -
BAPU SARVAGOD : Studied Film Direction
and Script Writing at India’s premier Film organization Film and TV Institute of India,
(1999) Pune Fine art Painting at prestigious Sir JJ School of Arts Mumbai (1995)
and his studies in Masters of Philosophy and Vippassana at Mumbai University. (2000)
Bapu Sarvagod has Written, Produced and Directed International acclaimed
Feature Film “Holy Bastard” (English/Hindi)based on
Devdasi Custom in India., that is released in London and which was also entered in
Cannes and Berlin Film Festival His second feature film “AUDIT” (Hindi Feature Film )
is based on Socio- Political 15years experience in research and teaching
story writing and visual language. Bapu Sarvagod has trained more than 15000 Filmmaker
and writers are benefited with his knowledge
in Cinema and Story Writing since 2002 from various part of India and abroad .
He is complete Film Maker working on his Feature films as
Writer and director as well as consultant on various National International Film projects.
He is Founder / Director of Senseindia Foundation
Media research and Education Forum that is the first governmental organization
that is dedicated for the enlightenment of society about Film Media. Senseindia Foundation
is a ‘Media Research and Education Forum’ is an organization house
that endeavors to create awareness of Film Making Tool among intellectuals, media experts,
social activists and young enthusiastic people. Apart form Film Production and Research Main
stream Activity of Senseindia is to promote True Sense of Indian Philosophy through activities
in Art, Culture, and Informal Education in social interest. Senseindia Foundation is established
in 1997 by Filmmaker Bapu Sarvagod while he was student at Film and TV Institute of India.
After seven years practical experience and research in film education Senseindia Foundation
Media Research and Education Forum started functioning since 2002 for the cause of making
the sensible Filmmakers and writers with social responsibility. As result of 15 years of Senseindia’s
ground work around hundreds of its film makers have made feature film and they have
got nationals and International Award for their works.
Bapu Sarvagod is Member of Mumbai University’s Screenplay Syllabus Draft Committee.
Panel of Film Academics of Times of India -Mumbai
Bhartity Kalaratna Award by Sahayog Foundation -Mumbai
Diploma Terms : Six months each term
Lectures: Online / Offline Lectures
Qualifications : H.S.C. Person having working knowledge of Hindi / English languages.
with valid KYC Documents.
Diploma in Script Writing Course Fees (Dur: Two terms of Six months
Admission Fees + Term fees Tuition Fees -US$1250/- only Per Term of six month for International students
Only for Indian Citizens Rs. 46000/- Per Term of six month
( Inclusive of study material, Exam fees, Certification etc. )
Monthly Installment Facility : Rs. 25000/- During admission Remaining fees in 10 monthly installments of Rs 7500/-
Admission process : 2021 2022 :
Contact for more details in admission :8850033436 / 9769595860