|Module Title||ADVANCED SCRIPTWRITING|
|Co-ordinator||Ms Carol Byrne Jones|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||Seminars and individual tutorials|
|Assessment||Script / tape||(final script)||60%|
|Assignment||Proposal and Treatment||40%|
To develop further those screenwriting skills acquired during module TF20220, resulting in the production of a 45 minute screenplay or single episode from a series.
Typically upon completion of this module, the student will be able:
To build a range of effective screen narratives containing the following elements; the creation of the world of the story, character depiction through action and dialogue, focussed scene structure, plot complexity and appropriate use of time and location.
To demonstrate knowledge of the processes of script development as a creative activity within the context of current film and television production practices with particular awareness of the author's responsibilities and relationships within such development
To originate, research and communicate initial concepts, outlining probable script development with regard to genres and target audience
To observe the legal and contractual requirements that pertain to scripts written for transmission/broadcast.
To demonstrate sensitive and effective use of language across a range of dramatic situations and genres
To show an increased analytical understanding of a range of screen texts and writing styles
To reflect critically on his/her work in the light of such understanding
To present /submit an original scripted work in conventional and appropriate format such as would be acceptable to professional
In-depth analysis of 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 based on these; Exploration of genre ? different opportunities, different styles of screenwriting; Revision of drafts.