Core Module Information
Module title: Script Analysis

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP11132
Module leader: Donna Soto-Morettini
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

Working in a small tutorial group, you will be focusing on a number of plays, ranging from Greek drama to the present day. Along with conducting appropriate contextual research, you will be carrying out a literary analysis of form, style, structure, language and thematic ideas. Each play will be examined in terms of the very specific challenges it poses in practical production. There will be two projects to complete – one purely analytical in terms of the relationships between language, character and narrative; and one (theoretically) practical in which a number of challenges are identified, along with a series of proposed practical solutions in production. Your presentation and resultant peer exchange will form a significant part of the learning and early in the term a calendar of presentation dates will be agreed.

Learning Outcomes for module:

At the end of this module students should be able to
LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of theories and concepts in the analysis of dramatic playwriting and the context in which plays are produced and received.
LO2: Demonstrate some originality in articulating a point of view (in terms of the production issues and challenges posed by given plays) with confidence, clarity and vision
LO3: Identify and solve creative problems in play structure, content or story
LO4: Demonstrate a detailed and critical understanding of the relationship between the various parts of dramatic story-telling, including character, dialogue, plot, theme and visual/aural elements
LO5: Evaluate current research and scholarship in dramatic literary theory.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Donna Soto-Morettini
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 50 1-4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 50 1-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP11132 Script Analysis