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Introduction to Screenwriting

Undergraduate | CUR-SCA200 | 2024

Transfer ideas from your head onto the written page. Consider character motivations as you experiment with their story arcs and relationships. See how scripts use structure, genre, foreshadowing and motifs to create and fuel drama.

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17 Nov 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
25 Nov 2024

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Introduction to Screenwriting

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. identify and apply key technical and creative craft skills and concepts in screenwriting for drama
    2. analyse a range of screenwriting techniques, elements and approaches
    3. ability to create a short drama film script by applying relevant screenwriting techniques and story development concepts
    4. critically reflect on own practice and others.

Entry requirements


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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