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Screenwriting 1 is an examination of the inherent advantages and limitations of writing for the screen. Classes incorporate lectures, group discussions and film screenings. Students undertake story writing exercises for presentation at group discussion sessions. Students also undertake the writing of a short script for a production exercise. Progress is monitored at tutorials.
Intended learning outcomes
On the completing this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate an intellectual curiosity and creativity through the development of screenwriting skills;
- produce story ideas and apply development skills to refine screen-based narratives;
- demonstrate grasp of best-practice screenplay formatting techniques.
On completing this subject students will be able to:
• plan and organise work effectively;
• exercise an open attitude to new ideas;
• confidently communicate in oral and written form;
• exhibit the skills to interpret, analyse and problem solve;
• apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems;
• develop positive self-critical and peer review skills;
• begin to develop a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.
Last updated: 29 October 2019