|Module Title||WRITING FOR SCREEN AND TELEVISION|
|Co-ordinator||Carol Byrne Jones|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Pre-Requisite||TF10210 , TF10320 , TF10410 , TF10510|
|Course delivery||Lecture||6 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||6 Hours|
|Assessment||Assignment||PROPOSAL AND TREATMENT||30%|
|Script / tape||FINAL SCRIPT||50%|
|Attendance and participation||20%|
The process: script development from idea to screen; what makes a good script? An analysis of the essential elements with reference to examples in film and television; creation of character: plot, narrative complexity, dialogue; creation of the world of the script; writing exercises bases on these; exploration of genre - different opportunities, different styles of screenwriting; conventions of layout and format, the writer and the law, pitching your script; revision of drafts.
** Essential Reading
FRENSHAM, Raymond G. Teach Yourself Screenwriting. 1996.