Module Identifier TF31220  
Module Title RADIO DRAMA  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mrs Lucy Gough  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite TF31110  
Course delivery Workshop   10 Hours  
Assessment Radio play   1 x half hour radio play   75%  
  Essay   1 x 2,500 word essay on the nature of radio drama   25%  


The aim of this module is to introduce students to the techniques employed by writers writing for radio. It also aims to promote an understanding of what is involved in writing radio drama. In the course of the module, students will develop their own half hour piece of Radio Drama.

Learning Outcomes:

Typically, upon completion of this module a student will be able:
- To discuss critically the extent and depth of a radio Playscript.
- To understand the way in which the interaction between audience and the play is achieved through such things as Pace and Rhythm.
- To organize and realize a practical demonstration of the stylistic, methodological and representational requirements of writing for this medium.
- Be able to use personal experience to create and embellish dramatic form.
- To create a radio Playscript with more than one layer of meaning and awareness.


A series of workshops and tutorials each focusing on a particular writing technique, e.g. pace, obstacles, structure, characters.   

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Ash, William. (1985) The Way to Write Radio Drama. Elm Tree
Students will be advised of radio texts to be studied by the module coordinator..