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Screenwriting 2 furthers students’ understanding of screenwriting concepts and practice. Students will develop techniques which will enable them to analyse story and screenplay structure, and to write original and effective short form screenplays. Topics to be explored include scene design, character goals, narrative theme and structure, writing dialogue and what is unique about writing for the medium of the screen. Through class work, lectures and tutorials – incorporating script readings, film screenings and peer review - students will be able to synthesise their theoretical understanding through the writing of a short script for a production exercise.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- apply developed storytelling skills to demonstrate innovation and creative concepts;
- critically examine narrative structures within short screen-based screenplays and productions;
- create original story ideas and develop them into a script for screen;
- use screenplay analysis skills to write and deliver constructive criticism for peers' screenplays.
On completing this subject students will be able to:
- Plan and organise work effectively;
- Exercise an open attitude to new ideas;
- More confidently communicate in oral and written form;
- Further enhance skills used to interpret, analyse and problem solve;
- More confidently apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems;
- Further enhance positive self-critical and peer review skills;
- Begin to consolidate a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment;
- More confidently present opinions and analysis in classroom discussion.
Last updated: 10 November 2019