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Module Code: COM218
Module Title: Scripted Drama Production
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: COM115ORCOM104
The module aims to build on students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of film production established in Level 1, through engaging students in practical group project work, developing, shooting and editing a scripted short drama production. Drawing on a pool of scripts written for the COM104 Screenwriting for Film and TV module where deemed appropriate and drawing on tutorial guidance to make such a selection, each production group will adapt their chosen script for screen. Through a series of practical hands-on workshops, production tutorials and seminars, each group will develop a shooting script and shooting schedule prior to undertaking filming and post production. The module will encourage the development of production specialisms and an understanding of the various roles involved in single camera, location based scripted drama production, including production management, camera, lighting, location sound recording, editing and post-production. Students will also be required to write a production analysis, critiquing the contexts for their work in broader scripted drama production debates.
Learning outcomes 
A contribute as part of a team in the creative development of a drama script through production development to screen;

B operate an appropriate range of production equipment and demonstrate an understanding of technical theory;

C work in a team, showing the ability to listen, contribute and lead;

D critically analyse self-driven production work with reference to appropriate debates and conventions.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be taught with practical hands-on workshops, technical lectures, seminars and production tutorials all within the studio environment.
.The syllabus will typically include:

• Selecting a suitable script for development;

• Script development, and storyboarding;

• Production planning and management – including the development of shooting scripts, shooting schedules and blocking of script;

• Technical skills workshops, including camera operation, location sound recording, lighting, directing actors, editing and post-production.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester       52    98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Practical Group Production Project 60.00
2 Production Analysis 40.00

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