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- Story Instincts & Concepts: Introduction
- Stories on film
- Images, words and sounds
- Narrative structure models
- Theme and plot
- Asking the dramatic question: story premise & action
- Character: point of view, intention and motivation
- Character Arcs & Relationships: dialogue, subtext, performance
- Story Development in the digital era
- Writing Styles & Genre - comedy & tragedy & breaking the rules
- Symbols, Objects & Motifs
- Endings & Beginnings: foreshadowing, set ups & payoffs
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
- Printable format materials
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.
No special requirements
The subject examines screening writing techniques and practices in how to develop and create a narrative screenplay for drama production across a range of genres.
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- Assignment 1 - Tutorial Presentation (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Digital Story Concept (20%)
- Assignment 3 - Writing:First Draft Screenplay (20%)
- Assignment 4 - Writing:Final Draft Screenplay (40%)
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