Screenwriting (P5013)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

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.

Teaching

100%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 44 hours of contact time and 106 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: