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Module Code: COM104
Module Title: Screen Writing for Film and TV
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Media and Communication
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to help students find their own, personal creative voice in the art of story-telling. It is practice based and seeks to introduce you to writing for screen – both film and television, highlighting the relationship between the visual medium and the craft of story-telling.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate understanding of the key dramatic elements for storytelling, such as plot, structure, character, setting, verbal and non-verbal interactions.

B. Demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in professional screenwriting.

C. Engage with the creative process of writing a short film script.

Method of teaching and learning 
The lectures and seminars will take place as in the original module specification; in addition there will be 1 additional hour for fieldwork which will take Other (private study) from 111 to 110 hours.
Students will learn to write a screenplay, based on a treatment that you produce. Through these processes, you will engage with the basic elements of creating treatments and screenplays – genre, plot, structure, character, setting, dialogue and non-verbal interactions.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26   13      1  110  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Pitch/ Treatment 30.00
2 Practical Project 70.00

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