Creative Film Production: Screen Drama (P5009)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Creative Film Production
In each of these courses listed below you will do one of four areas: screen drama, sound design, screenwriting and documentary video. You are introduced to basic technical skills, software manipulation and aesthetic practices associated with each area. You will conceive, research, develop and produce a small film-related project as directed by a tutor. This project is an initial foray into a filmmaking mode or focus, which you will have opportunity to explore further at level 2.

Screen Drama:
This course introduces you to narrative using the moving image. It encourages you to reflect critically on issues of form and representation in relation to your own work. You learn key processes and techniques involved in film production: 

  • research
  • scripting
  • camera
  • sound
  • editing. 

You will work in a team to complete exercises in and out of class, and produce a completed film project to a set brief.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: