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This subject will provide students with the interdisciplinary skills to write an original script in any medium. Students will learn the distinct scriptwriting approaches to works for theatre, live performance, radio, film and digital media. They will devise a concept outline and script excerpt for a work of either: theatre, performance, radio, film, tv, or a digital media project.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- gain advanced knowledge of the development of a script concept: from devising a concept, pitching the work, workshopping, drafting and structuring material, to the preparation of a script excerpt formatted to industry standards;
- have a complex understanding of the various forms of scriptwriting;
- have the ability to workshop, analyse and give constructive feedback on a variety of interdisciplinary script concepts;
- develop, through workshopping and completion of assessment tasks, an understanding of the concepts and history that underpin the writing of a script;
- gain a deeper understanding of the vocational possibilities in writing for the screen; and
- demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of screenwriting terminology and the mechanics of character development, narrative structure and genre.
At the completion of this subject, students will gain the following generic skills:
- participate in discussion and group activities and increase their creative and critical skills through workshopping and collaboration;
- independently devise and articulate a creative work in both verbal and written modes; and
- conceptualise, prepare and present their creative projects at an advanced level.
Last updated: 29 October 2019