Creative Media: Screen Drama (P5041)

30 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module offers a further exploration of the narrative filmmaking process. You will be guided through each production stage; from development, pre-production, production and post-production. You will learn how to direct actors, lighting and cinematography, art direction, editing and sound design. You will also be skilled in specific production roles and learn to collaborate effecively in a team.

Screen drama, depends on the strength of its visual story-telling, on conveying emotions, information and ideas through images and through the imaginative combination of picture, sound and speech. The best narrative films have an individual style and point of view that encourage the audience to see the world in a new light. We will view a range of examples from the history of narrative filmmaking, in order to better understand different approaches to both storytelling technique and filmic style.


100%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 48 hours of contact time and about 252 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: