Module Catalogues

Scripted Drama Production

Module Title Scripted Drama Production
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2019/20
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

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 demonstrate an understanding of technical theory;
C work in a team, showing the ability to listen, contribute and lead;
D critically analyse planning for production work with reference to appropriate debates and conventions.

Method of teaching and learning

This module will be taught with some technical lectures, seminars and production tutorials all within an online proto-professional environment.