Media and film studies
Module code: P5013
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Workshop, Practical
Assessment modes: Coursework
This module develops your understanding of the art and craft of screenwriting.
Your group will undertake a thorough investigation of plot structure, and develop a sophisticated understanding of character development and theme. You also consider other screenwriting concepts including subtext, scene design and cinematic juxtaposition.
The practical dimension of the module involves you writing a script for an 8-10 minute short film. Through guided writing exercises and viewings, you will work through a script development process that guides you from initial conception to the completion of a fully revised draft.
Module learning outcomes
- Critically understand the cultural conventions around storytelling.
- Deploy key storytelling techniques through the creation of a short film script.
- Effectively communicate detailed story analysis.
- Critically assess and identify a creative text within a cultural context.