FMS8353 : Screenwriting
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Tina Gharavi
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To extend and nuance the range of skills and subject matter of students writing script and to encourage formal and thematic experimentation, while allowing students the framework in which to reflect critically and creatively on their own and other people’s writing.
Outline Of Syllabus
Over the course of taught sessions and scheduled individual tutorials, students will look at a range of scripts and dramatic devices in order to develop their understanding of the tools and resources available to them as writers. Students will explore potential sources and resources, experiment with a variety of dictions and registers, and have the chance to move towards developing their work in response to seminars, tutorials, and independent study and practice.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||17:30||17:30||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||158:00||158:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||0:30||0:30||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Through close reading, discussion, writing exercises, and feedback received in seminars and tutorials, students will apply their knowledge of a range of forms, techniques and thematic concerns to their own writing practice. They will incorporate the skills of revision, self-evaluation, and selection into the preparation of their final creative portfolio.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Portfolio||2||M||100||Around 2000 words, or 10 pages, of script and an essay of no more than 1500 words. The submission should not exceed 4000 words.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students demonstrate acquisition of knowledge and skills through the submission of their creative work and further demonstrate their understanding of their own creative practice through the accompanying essay.