Core Module Information
Module title: Short Film Project Development

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

Module code: SCA11140
Module leader: Susie Brown
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:

A series of lectures, seminars and workshops will introduce you to the core tools, concepts and craft skills commonly used in the development of projects for the screen, and how an appreciation of the professional model underpins your approach to short film generation. You will examine ideas that work in the short format; acquire the knowledge of industry language and terminology and analyse the key personnel involved. You will develop an understanding of the professional scriptwriting process and casting procedure and explore the fundamental transactions of the business of commissioning and project development. You will learn how to develop the personal and interpersonal skills required to promote and finance short films and plan an effective strategy for shorts Festival submissions.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1 Critically explore potential ideas for development as short film projects across a range of genres.

LO2 Critically engage with the core concepts, language, documents and terminology used in screenwriting and screen project development.

LO3 Examine the elements of the creative, organisational and institutional processes involved in screenwriting and screen project development.

LO4 Examine the impact of screenwriting and the process of collaboration within project teams and between project teams and external collaborators.

LO5 Critically engage with the legal and business framework within which projects are developed, produced and distributed.

LO6 Examine the impact of the personal and professional skills and knowledge required for Festival shorts submissions and attendance.

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