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 DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL SCRIPT WRITING                          
   ( PROFESSIONAL SCREENPLAY WRITING DIPLOMA  : FILM & TV  )
     Diploma Duration : Two terms of Six Months+ 6months Project work
                      Online / offline
​ Academic Year : Sept 2021 to August 2022
 Venue:   W.R.I.C., Mumbai University, Kalina Campus, Santacruz (East),Mumbai 98
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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 r screenplay writing  
  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​




  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 - 

           Production 

           Post-production

          Practical Sessions in Script writing 

           Concept - Story 

           Synopsis 

           Characterization 

            Story line / Structure
            Logic
            Screenplay / Audio Visual

            Dialog / Story-boarding 
            Adaptation of Novel for Cinema
            Production Design  

              Scriptwriter’s commitments.

       Script Registration – Story Protection
Introduction:  
• 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
 (or “abhidharana”)
 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 
their personalities. 
• 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) 
social/cultural/religious/economic issues.  
• 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. 
Various Concepts: 
• 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, 
with examples/exercises.

    Outdoor activities
        Study tours
        Location Hunting
        Interviews 
        Situation Realizations 

     Cinematographic experience 

     Project Works :   Novel / Feature Film / TV Serial / Documentary Research and Script / Research Dissertation 
                           Research                               
​ HOD .- 
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 only on Sundays


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 - Rs. 46000/- Per Term of six month  
( Inclusive of study material, Exam fees, Certification etc. )

Admission process : 10th to 30th September  2021  




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Benefits of the Script Writing Diploma Course:
International Standard of Syllabus
Exposure with Experienced faculty members
Interaction with Industry Professionals
Unique teaching methods
Personal Development Plan
Individual Career Guidance 
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