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Module Code: COM129
Module Title: Introduction to Storytelling
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is designed to:

Introduce students to the craft of storytelling including basic building blocks of character creation, intention, conflict etc.

Provide a historical context for stories and myths from diverse cultures
Engage students in the art of storytelling

Promote the rules of storytelling and allow the generation of original stories
Learning outcomes 
A Understand mythic structures and how they permeate film and TV stories

B Comprehend the significance of character arc and character development, conflict (inner and externalized); and how this can be conveyed to an audience

C Engage in oral traditions of storytelling

D Engage in the practical task of writing original narrative stories

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and seminars).

A series of lectures will provide the historical and conceptual background to understand the writer and his/her process

Seminars will focus on the practical process of ideas generation and telling stories, both verbally and in writing

Typically, the syllabus for this module will include:

Introduction to the fundamental story and format concepts

The use of mythic structures in telling and re-telling stories

Historical overview of film and TV content leading to the development of contemporary practices

Learning to stimulate imagination and creativity

Practical story and script exercises

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  26        36  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Oral Presentation 40.00
2 Short Story 60.00

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