Module Catalogues

Screen Writing for Film and TV

Module Title Screen Writing for Film and TV
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

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.