Module Catalogues

Screenwriting For Tv And Streaming Media

Module Title Screenwriting For Tv And Streaming Media
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

This module aims to help participants build the fundamental skills of a professional television screenwriter. It is practice based and seeks to introduce students to the pilot format, covering style and content as well as the principles behind network needs and how pilots are chosen across broadcast, cable, and digital platforms.

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 television screenwriting. C Engage with the creative process of writing an over 20-minute television pilot.

Method of teaching and learning

The lectures will introduce students to the syllabus concepts and seminars will function as writing workshops. In addition, there will be 1 additional hour for fieldwork.