Module Catalogues

Introduction to Storytelling

Module Title Introduction to Storytelling
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

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 the practical task of writing an original narrative story

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 writing exercises.