Module Identifier TF31220  
Module Title RADIO DRAMA  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mrs Lucy Gough  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite TF31110 TF31110 is a pre-requisite or a co-requisite  
Course delivery Other   10 Hours Workshop.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   Individual tutorials  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Radio Play: 1 x half hour radio play75%
Semester Assessment Essay: 1 x 2,500 word essay on the nature of radio drama For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at 25%

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 the audience and 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.
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.


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.

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.


This module is at CQFW Level 6