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Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to give a clear introduction to screenwriting through a combination of analytical and practical exercises. No previous knowledge of scriptwriting is required, though focus and engagement with the form is essential.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will understand the techniques of screenwriting and be able to apply them in their own creative work. Through discussions of the film industry and visits from professionals, students will also understand the role of the screenwriter within a production team and the industry as a whole.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly sessions.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN240-30)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed short film screenplay (1500 words) 100%
V1 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending single term only 100%
V2 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 1 & 2) 50%
  Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 2 & 3) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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