Core Module Information
Module title: Screenwriting: Crafting Original Scripts

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09164
Module leader: Ita Jansen
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module aims to help you develop your unique creative voice as a screenwriter. Throughout the module you will explore storytelling, character development, and plot construction while learning to express your creative intent and unique perspective as a writer. The module encourages you to experiment with different approaches to screenwriting and take creative risks.

By the end of the module, you will be expected to have completed a fully developed short film script and outlines for a feature film and a 10-minute short. You will be left with a portfolio of work that showcases your ability to use screenwriting craft to communicate your personal creative vision.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1 Demonstrate the ability to take creative risks and push the boundaries of conventional screenwriting practices.
2 Demonstrate a detailed understanding of character development and produce protagonists, antagonists, and supporting characters who are fully realised, multi-dimensional, and authentic.
3 Apply knowledge of screenwriting craft by creating effective plot structure, strong dialogue, and visually interesting storytelling moments.
4 Critically reflect on your writing processes, development as a screenwriter, and personal creative ambitions.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ita Jansen
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 42
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 60 1,2,3 14/15 , WORDS= 3300
Project - Written 20 1,2,3 5 , WORDS= 800
Essay 20 4 14/15 , WORDS= 800
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

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