Level of study Second Year
Credit value 20
Pre-requisite modules You must have completed at least 40 credits, or equivalent, of appropriate study in this discipline, e.g. as part of at least one year of study on a l
The aim of this module is to inspire you to experiment with content, form and technique in dramatic writing for two of the following: stage and film/TV; so as to produce original synopses/proposals and script extracts – and to reflect in a focussed way on your writing process. You will gain practical and theoretical insight into generic aspects of script writing and explore the similarities and differences between writing for traditional and media genres, and between different media in particular. You will be encouraged to develop a writer's eye or writer's ear by engaging with individual media works within their scheduled and marketed context, and will become acquainted with commissioning requirements and processes.
Teaching and learning methods
Mixed-activity lectures, and Seminars/Workshops