Module Identifier TF32330  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Terence F Bailey  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite TF20220  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours Lecture  
  Seminars / Tutorials   24 Hours Seminars  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Step Outline (1500 words max)  25%
Semester Assessment 30 minute (formatted 30 pages max) screenplay  50%
Semester Assessment Critical Project Appraisal 1 (2000 words max) For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at 25%

Learning outcomes

Typically, on completion of this module, a student will be able to :

demonstrate an ability to develop, produce and present, in a specific format, a 30 minute screenplay to a specified process and a schedule.
demonstrate a mature understanding of, and an ability to sensitively manipulate, a number of complex elements in dramatic narrative construction.
apply the knowledge and skills gained in these processes to a critical reflection on their own, other students'' and other writers'' methods and screenplays.


In Semester 1 you will develop your ideas for a 30 minute screenplay through the writing of a 40 word Premise, a 200 word Story Outline, a 1000 word Treatment and a 1500 word Step Outline by December. In Semester 2, you'll develop and revise your Step Outline into a 30 minute (30 page, formatted) Screenplay and complete the development of your Critical Project Appraisal (2000) words max.

During the lectures and workshops over both semesters you will be extending the fundamental skills and knowledge introduced in TF20220, and developing the additional skills needed to deliver a more sustained dramatic work.

Reading Lists

As well as working in detail with a number short films from Nigel Orrillard's own collection, this module will also examine techniques used in the following generally available material:The Parallax View, Fargo, Barton Fink, The Sopranos (Series 1).


This module is at CQFW Level 6