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Module

SEL2228 : Screenwriting Workshop

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Tina Gharavi
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

1. Appreciation of the basic elements of fiction storytelling in screenwriting e.g. story arc, plot, narrative point of view, characterisation.
2. Development of voice and style to produce a short piece of screenwriting fiction with consideration of intended audience.
3. Develop reading and writing skills in screenwriting fiction.
4. Develop imaginative skills in relation to own creative work.
5. Experience in drafting and revising in response to a range of feedback and reading.

Outline Of Syllabus

Week 1-8
This section of the module consists of weekly 2 hour lectures and the continuing weekly 2 hour seminars.

Weeks 9-11
Students will attend one 1 hour plenary session, and continue to meet for the weekly 2 hour seminars.

There will also be individual quarter hour tutorials to be scheduled throughout the semester by teaching staff, at which each student may present a passage of their own writing for constructive criticism from their tutor, or submission plans may be discussed.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable